Dawtie, The

DESCRIPTION: Jenny loves Johnny but "cannot, munnet marry yet! My peer auld mudder's unco bad." Johnny says he loves Jenny and would not wait. She would wait a year. Her mother says she'll die soon and sobs when Jenny is out of sight.
AUTHOR: Robert Anderson (source: Whistle-Binkie)
EARLIEST DATE: 1842 (Whistle-Binkie)
KEYWORDS: age courting travel dialog mother
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan4 899B, "I Canna, Mauna Marry Yet" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Alexander Rodger, editor, Whistle-Binkie, Fourth Series (Glasgow, 1842), pp. 109-110, "The Dawtie"

Roud #6255
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Haughs of Crumdale" (tune, per Whistle-Binkie)
File: GrD4899B

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