Lass That Made the Bed to Me, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer is on the road one January night and "to my good luck a lass I met." She invites him to her chamber and makes his bed. He seduces her. Next morning she says "Alas! ye've ruin'd me." He says "ye ay shall mak the bed to me." Presumably they marry
EARLIEST DATE: 1796 (Scots Musical Museum)
KEYWORDS: marriage seduction sex nightvisit beauty
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan4 794, "When January Winds Were Blawin' Keen," GreigDuncan8 Addenda, "When January Winds Were Blawin' Keen" (3 texts, 2 tunes)
ADDITIONAL: James Kinsley, editor, Burns: Complete Poems and Songs (shorter edition, Oxford, 1969) #571, pp. 675-676, "The bonie lass made the bed to me--" (1 text, 1 tune, from before 1796)
Bodleian, Harding B 14(210), "The Lass That Made the Bed to Me" ("When January's winds were blawing cauld"), W. Stephenson (Gateshead), 1823; also Harding B 11(2076), "The Lass That Made the Bed to Me"
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