Wee Johnnie, the Hynd o' Rigghead
DESCRIPTION: Johnnie dresses up to court Jean, for he needs a wife to manage his life, and her dowrie. "I'm sure that she canna refuse me." She rejects his offer, which she thinks a joke, and he is chased away by her father and spaniels.
EARLIEST DATE: 1843 (Whitelaw-Song)
KEYWORDS: courting dowry rejection farming humorous father dog
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan4 767, "Wee Johnnie, the Hynd o' Rigghead" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Whitelaw-Song, pp. 400-401, "Wee Johnnie" (1 text)
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