Greense's Bonny Lass
DESCRIPTION: The singer, with "a wee drap spirits," pays a night visit to his love who had left the window ajar and the door bar greased. "Wi' hasty feet and lovin' arms I catched my lovey in the dark." He is ecstatic. She was "blithe to bid me come again"
AUTHOR: William Scott of Fetterangus (source: GreigDuncan4)
EARLIEST DATE: 1832 (Scott, _Poems, Chiefly in the Buchan Dialect_, according to GreigDuncan4)
KEYWORDS: courting sex nightvisit
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #30, p. 2, ("My neiper Jock wis fast asleep") (1 fragment)
GreigDuncan4 786, "Greense's Bonny Lass" (2 texts, 1 tune)
cf. "Blythe, Blythe and Merry Was She" (half the chorus and the sense of the chorus)
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