DESCRIPTION: Looking for "as gentle a wife as John o' Badenyon," the singer gets his sweetheart alone and bars the door. Outraged, she leaves him and will not reconsider. Finally he marries a "gentle..." bastard milk maid his friends disdain.
AUTHOR: Rev. John Skinner (source: GreigDuncan4)
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan4)
KEYWORDS: courting marriage rejection humorous bastard
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan4 764, "Thomas Nicholson" (1 text)
cf. "John of Badenyon (I)" (theme) and references there
NOTES: GreigDuncan4: "Lines by John Skinner [on Thomas Nicholson, farmer, Smallburn, Longside.-]." This just deepens the puzzle: who is John of Badenyon? - BS
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