Sunday Night

DESCRIPTION: "Sunday night an' Nancy o! My delight and fancy, oh! All the world that I should know If I had x, oh! He! ho! my x oh! My bonny, bonny x, oh! All the world that I should keep If I had x, oh!"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1875 (Opie-Game)
KEYWORDS: love playparty
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North),Scotland(High))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Opie-Game, p. 341, "Sunday Night" (2 texts)
ADDITIONAL: Edward W.B. Nicholson, editor, Golspie: Contributions to its Folklore (London, 1897 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 130-131, "My Delight's in Tansies") (1 text)
G.F. Northall, English Folk-Rhymes (London, 1892 ("Digitized by Google")), p. 386, ("Sunday night an' Nancy oh!") (1 text)

Roud #13182
cf. "Monday Night" (derived from Sunday night?)
cf. "My Nannie, O" (some lines shared)
NOTES [60 words]: Opie-Game considers this rhyme descended from "The Scotch Wooing of Willy and Nanny," indexed as "My Nannie, O." The connection is this text from "My Nannie, O": "... my delight's in a bonnie lass, Her name is lovely Nannie, O. And aye he said my Nannie, O, My sweet and lovely Nannie, O; Nae friend nor foe shall ever know, The love I bear to Nannie, O." - BS
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