Lass, Gin Ye Wad Lo'e Me
DESCRIPTION: Dialog. He says he is a kind goodman and would make her lady of his land. She acknowledges his wealth but doubts marriage would make an old man young. He says she may not get such an offer again. She says he can leave "and mind me i' your latter-will"
AUTHOR: Alexander Laing (source: Whistle-Binkie)
EARLIEST DATE: 1835 (Chambers' Edinburgh Journal No. 196, according to GreigDuncan4)
KEYWORDS: age courting dialog humorous
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan4 813, "Lass, Gin Ye Wad Lo'e Me" (3 texts, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL:Alexander Rodger, editor, Whistle-Binkie, Second Series (Glasgow, 1842), pp. 35-36, "Lass, Gin Ye Wad Lo'e Me"
NOTES: The title here is from the half-line ending each speech. In sequence, alternating between him and her, the half-lines are "Lass, gin ye wad lo'e me," "I canna, winna lo'e you," "I think you'd better lo'e me," and "Bodie, gin ye lo'e me!" - BS
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