Hirrum Tirrum

DESCRIPTION: The singer would visit a lass at night. She says her modesty won't permit that. He convinces her she has nothing to fear. She leaves the door open for him so he can come at any hour. They go to bed. "I stole her virgin bloom, And then I left her alone"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (GreigDuncan4)
KEYWORDS: seduction sex virginity dialog nightvisit abandonment
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan4 773, "Hirrum Tirrum" (5 texts, 3 tunes)
Roud #6189
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Rise and Let Me In
Come Canny!
NOTES: GreigDuncan4: "From Peter Murray at Tillyorn about sixty years ago. Noted 24th July 1907." - BS
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File: GrD4773

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