Molly Hustan

DESCRIPTION: "Late at night, there I sped A barefoot maid trip o'er the street, Oh! the ground shone around...." The singer praises her beauty and comes to her window to court her. She turns him away. He still cannot resist her, and follows her; he spells her name
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1873 (Harris Manuscript; similar to Burns's "Mally's meek")
KEYWORDS: love courting rejection river wordplay
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
HarrisLyleMcAlpineMcLucas, pp. 156-157, "Molly Hustan" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #18043
File: HLMM156

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