DESCRIPTION: She put "saxpence lace" around her "goon sae gran" and went to the castle looking for a man. She puts on an apron ....
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (GreigDuncan7)
KEYWORDS: courting clothes
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #168, p. 2, ("Wi' the saxpence lace") (1 fragment)
GreigDuncan7 1418, "Saxpence Lace" (2 fragments, 1 tune)
NOTES: The current description is based on the GreigDuncan7 fragments.
Greig: .".. a verse or two of what looks like a fisher song." I wonder what he means by that since the fragment has no element to suggest it to me. Greig #153, commenting on "The Bonnie Fisher Lass" says, "There are not many traditional songs dealing with the fisher folk." This looks to me to be a common leadup to a seduction. - BS
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