DESCRIPTION: Betty and Johnnie Smith court. He spends all his money on her. Lord Elgin seduces and leaves her. Her mother suggests Johnnie marry Betty. Betty makes up with Johnnie. They marry. Their daughters marry well and "her son micht weel command a ship"
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (GreigDuncan5)
KEYWORDS: courting marriage seduction children
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #165, p. 2, "Tamiston" (1 text)
GreigDuncan5 1060, "Tamiston" (4 texts, 2 tunes)
NOTES: Greig #166: "The Tamiston referred to, he [a correspondent] says, is between Glenfoudland and Huntly, in Drumblade. 'Michies Knowe' ["And she's taen in yon high stane road, By Andrew Michie's knowe."] should be 'Michies Howe.' [a 'knowe'" is a hill and a 'howe' is a low ground]" - BS
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