Hey Bonnie May, wi' Yer True Lovers Gay

DESCRIPTION: A lover is offered to a boy/girl. She/he is rejected ("I'll set him on yon thorn tree," for example): "He's fit for anither but he's nae fit for me." This is repeated until an acceptable lover is offered: "I'll tak' him in my arms twa"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Lyle-Andrew-CrawfurdsCollectionVolume2)
KEYWORDS: courting sex rejection nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber,Bord))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig/Duncan8 1576, "Hey Bonnie May, wi' Yer True Lovers Gay" (1 text)
Lyle-Andrew-CrawfurdsCollectionVolume2 201, "Hey Willie Wine" (1 text)

Roud #12968
cf. "Jenny Jenkins" (theme)
Hey Wullie Wine
The Wadds
NOTES [6 words]: For general info see Gomme 1.207-210 - BS
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File: GrD81576

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