When I Was a Bonny Young Lassie
DESCRIPTION: The singer, being maid to a minister, was ignorant about sex. When a young man courts her, they go out to sing and she comes home late and pregnant. When asked about her illness she recalls singing. The boy is confronted and they willingly marry
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (GreigDuncan7)
KEYWORDS: courting sex marriage clergy servant
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan7 1500, "When I Was a Bonny Young Lassie" (2 texts, 1 tune)
NOTES: A recurring line is "But aye I courted my laddie and pleased the minister too."
When confronted the young man says, "As we came ower the way ... I was learnin' her to sing, And it's been the high notes o' Bangor that's pitten her oot o' tune." - BS
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