Wee Bittle East There Leeved a Man, A
DESCRIPTION: "A wee bittie east, there leeve a man, O siller an' sense no had riffie." He decides he must have a wife. West of there lived a wealthy man with three rich daughters. The wee man goes and declares his love for one. The ending is missing.
EARLIEST DATE: 1873 (Harris Manuscript)
KEYWORDS: love courting
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
HarrisLyleMcAlpineMcLucas, pp. 39-40, "A wee bittie East there leeved a man" (1 text)
NOTES: Although not listed as incomplete, the Harris text appears a fragment: The suitor shows up at Miss Jean's door in all his finery, is "admired" by the people of the rich man's household, and allowed to come to the girl's chamber, where he declares her beauty -- and there it ends. I would assume that the man is made to do more and more embarrassing things until the servants finally reveal that they are putting him on. - RBW
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