Poor Greeting Wilsie

DESCRIPTION: Dialog between "kind hearted Nancy" and "cowardly Willsie": She is going to the wood. He asks if he can follow; nothing's to stop you. What if I lay you down? I can rise again. Where'll I tie my horse? To my/your big toe. If he runs away? Devil take him.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1827 (Lyle-Crawfurd1)
KEYWORDS: sex dialog
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber,Bord))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Lyle-Crawfurd1 42, "Poor Greeting Wilsie" (1 text)
GreigDuncan4 811A,811B, "I'm Gaun to the Wood" (2 texts, 2 tunes)

Roud #298
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Rolling in the Dew" (subject, some verses, and dialog format)
cf. "Cockabendy" (tune, per GreigDuncan4)
cf. "I'm Gaun to the Wood (I)" (dialog format and characters)
cf. "I'm Goin' Away to Texas" (dialog format, characters and attitude)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
My Spouse Nancy
File: GrD4811A

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