Waukin' o' the Claes, The

DESCRIPTION: Betsy and Jeannie are waulking one cold night. Betsy taunts Jeannie that she has no lover to keep her warm. Jeannie's lover shows up too late. Betsy becaomes pregnant. Jeannie taunts Betsy "now your laddie's gone ... my laddie's proved constant"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (GreigDuncan7)
KEYWORDS: sex abandonment pregnancy lover
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #98, p. 2, "The Waukin' o' the Claes" (1 text plus 1 fragment)
GreigDuncan7 1492, "The Waukin' o' the Claes" (10 texts plus a single verse on p. 537, 9 tunes)

Roud #6269
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Marrowless Jeannie
Oh Cauld Was the Nicht
NOTES: For a note on waulking see "Oran Na Caillich (Our Auld Wife)." - BS
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File: GrD71492

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