DESCRIPTION: "The snaw has been fa'in in the hale day lang." The singer doubts her lover will come tonight. Her father, mother and sister say he won't come. The collie hears him at the door. "I micht weel hae kent he wad be here the nicht"
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan4)
KEYWORDS: love storm nightvisit family
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan4 797, "In Doots" (1 text)
NOTES: This is not the usual night visit song. The visitor, says mother, would not trudge "thro' drift for a kiss or twa," but the family seems well disposed toward the singer's "laddie." The difference is illustrated by a comparison with "This Is the Nicht My Johnnie Set"; in that song the waiting singer curses the collie for making noise when her lover "softly slips the ha' door"; here, "look at aul' collie, he's aff to the door His towsie tail waggin' a welcome kin": no softly slipping here. - BS
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