Lassie wi' the Yellow Coatie

DESCRIPTION: "Lassie wi' the yellow coatie, Will ye wed a muirlan' Jockie? Lassie wi' the yellow coatie, Will ye busk an' gang wi' me?" The singer admits to poverty, but promises to work hard and be true. He warns: "Time is precious, dinna lose it."
AUTHOR: James Duff ?
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Ford)
KEYWORDS: courting
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Ford-Vagabond, p. 198, "Lassie wi' the Yellow Coatie" (1 text)
Greig #109, p. 2, "Lassie Wi' the Yellow Coatie" (1 fragment)
GreigDuncan4 870, "Lassie Wi' the Yellow Coatie" (8 texts, 6 tunes)

Roud #2582
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, 2806 c.15(235), "Lassie Wi' the Yellow Coattie" ("Lassie wi' the yellow coattie"), J. Lindsay (Glasgow), 1851-1910
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Bonnie Lass o' Fintry
NOTES: GreigDuncan4 quoting Duncan or Margaret Gillespie: "From Al. Imlah, Woodhead, Delgaty, about 1860." - BS
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File: FVS198

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