Lad o' Shuttlehowe, The

DESCRIPTION: Joseph would visit his girl at night. She is asleep when he arrives but her baby wakes her father. Joseph wishes the father a good evening and asks if he would take snuff. The father would accept "in decent hours." Joseph wishes "guid morning" and leaves
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (GreigDuncan4)
KEYWORDS: nightvisit baby father
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan4 779, "The Lad o' Shuttlehowe" (3 texts, 3 tunes)
Roud #6194
cf. "Johnnie's Nae a Gentleman" (tune, per GreigDuncan4)
cf. "The Battle of Harlaw" (tune, per GreigDuncan4)
Hey the Lad the Bonnie Lad
NOTES [44 words]: GreigDuncan4 quoting Duncan: "The heroine was the late Mrs Watt, Affath, when a young woman at home at Burnthill, Bonnykelly; 'the bonny lad' being the late Joseph MacBoyle, Shittlehowe; the farmer her father, Mr Ironside. The incident said to be an actual one." - BS
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File: GrD4779

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