Bonnie Breist-knots, The

DESCRIPTION: "Hey, the bonnie, ho, the bonnie, Hey, the bonnie breist-knots, Blythe and merry were they a' When they got on their bonnie breist-knots." "There was a bridal in the toun" to which many came; the song tells of their happy and wild adventures
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1803 (_Scots Musical Museum_ #214)
KEYWORDS: marriage music dancing clothes husband wife food
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Ford-VagabondSongsAndBalladsOfScotland, pp. 303-306, "The Bonnie Breist-knots" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greig/Duncan3 611, Greig/Duncan8 Addenda, "Hey the Bonnie Breistknots" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: James Johnson, Editor, _The Scots Musical Museum_ [1853 edition], volume III, #214, pp. 222-223, "The Breast knots" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #5888
Murray, Mu23-y1:087, "The Bonnie Breast-Knots," James Lindsay (Glasgow), 19C
Hey the Bonnie Breistknots
The Breast Knots
NOTES [83 words]: According to the Vocal Companion [(no author listed), The Vocal Companion, second edition, D'Almaine and Co., 1937 (available from Google Books), pp. 1810-181., T'he Bonnie Breast-Knot"], the music to this is by "Parry." I strongly suspect, however, that this refers to the arrangement; several other pieces in the book are also listed as by "Parry."
Chappell-PopularMusicOfTheOldenTime, p. 681, has a piece, "The Breast Knot." Since it has no lyrics, I can't tell if it's the same as this. - RBW
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