They Are A' A-Teasing Me
DESCRIPTION: The singer complains that "he I love sae well, who has my heart and a' ..., he's owre the seas awa'." Meanwhile, Charlie, Davie, and Willie "They winna lat me be ... they're a' teasing me." Rich Carl would marry but she'll wait for her Jamie.
AUTHOR: words by Kirby, Music by Latour (source: Whitelaw)
EARLIEST DATE: 1843 (Whitelaw-Song)
KEYWORDS: courting separation nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan7 1337, "They Are A' A-Teasing Me" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Whitelaw-Song, p. 477, "They're A' Teasing Me" (1 text)
NOTES [17 words]: NLScotland, L.C.1269(156b), "They're A' Teasing Me" ("O' wha is he I love sae well?"), unknown, c.1880
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