The bonny bonny Broome
|History|| The tune "The Broom of Cowdenknows" was listed in 1632 with a ballad|
The lovely northern lasse, who in the ditty here
complaining shews what harme she got milking her Daddies
Cowdenknows was a Scottish estate and barony on the east bank
of the river Leander, 32 miles SE of Edinburgh, close to the English
border. The broom, a shrub which blooms with spikes of small golden
flowers, once grew plentifully of its hillsides but was stripped away
for turnip farming in the 19th century.
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