Betsy Bell

DESCRIPTION: "Oh my name is Betsy Bell, in the Overgate I dwell, Nae doubt you're wondring fit I'm daein' here, Well, I'm lookin' for a man... and anything in breek will dae wi' me." Betsy describes lads she has pursued without success; she'll keep trying despite age
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1971 (Stewart Family)
KEYWORDS: oldmaid courting rejection humorous
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
DT, BETSYBEL
Roud #5211
RECORDINGS:
Belle Stewart, "Betsy Bell" (on Voice10)
Belle, Sheila, and Cathie Stewart, "Betsy Bell" (on SCStewartsBlair01)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Old Maid's Song (I)" and references there
NOTES: It appears that this is primarily a possession of the Stewarts of Blair. Whether it was composed by someone in their family is not clear. - RBW
File: DTbetsyb

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