Donald and His Mither
DESCRIPTION: Donald invites a lass to marry and "sit beside young Donald's mither." If she deny him he'd sulk and "cuddle wi' my mither." She agrees "and I'll lie between you and your mither." Donald kicks his mother out of bed "and has fairly noo forgot his mither"
EARLIEST DATE: 1917 (GreigDuncan4); 19C (broadside, Bodleian Firth b.26(382))
KEYWORDS: courting marriage sex humorous mother
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan4 849, "Come Awa' Wi' Me, Lassie" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Bodleian, Firth b.26(382), "Donald and His Mither" ("Come, my lass, and be nae blate"), J. Scott (Pittenweem), 19C; also 2806 c.15(282), 2806 c.14(112), Harding B 25(537), "Donald and His Mither"
Murray, Mu23-y1:013, "Donald and His Mither," J. Bristow (Glasgow), 19C
NLScotland, L.C.Fol.178.A.2(088), "Donald and His Mither" ("Come my lass and be nae blate"), unknown, c.1875
NOTES: GreigDuncan4 is only the chorus; broadside NLScotland L.C.Fol.178.A.2(088) is the basis for the description. For another example of a not-so-innocent ballad reduced to an innocent ditty see "Ye Ken Pretty Well What I Mean, O" as GreigDuncan1 50, "Green Leaves So Green." - BS
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