This Is the Nicht My Johnnie Set
DESCRIPTION: "This is the nicht my Johnnie set, And promised to be here; Oh, what can stay his longing step? He's fickle grown, I fear." She describes how carefully she has prepared for his coming. At last he arrives and they prepare for a snug evening.
EARLIEST DATE: 1843 (Whitelaw-Song)
KEYWORDS: love separation nightvisit
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Ford-Vagabond, pp. 84-86, "This Is the Night My Johnnie Set" (1 text)
Greig #102, p. 2, "This Is the Nicht My Johnny Set" (1 text)
GreigDuncan4 795, "This is the Nicht My Johnnie Set" (4 texts, 3 tunes)
Ord, pp. 146-147, "This Is the Nicht My Johnnie Set" (1 text)
Whitelaw-Song, pp. 243-244, "This is the Nicht My Johnnie Set"(1 text)
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