Teem Wa's, The (The Toom House)

DESCRIPTION: "Come hark a while, and I will speak Yonder's a house where I never saw reek." The young man who owns it explains that "the lasses they're so very scant." Assured that he can find a woman if he tries, he vows that there will be life in the house soon
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1826 (Lyle-Crawfurd1)
KEYWORDS: home rejection
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Lyle-Crawfurd1 24, "The Reeking House"; Lyle-Crawfurd1, pp. 236-237, "Neighbour Hark" (2 texts)
Greig #19, p. 1, "The Teem Wa's" (1 text)
GreigDuncan7 1394, GreigDuncan8 Addenda, "The Teem Wa's" (5 texts, 4 tunes)
Ord, pp. 89-91, "The Teem Wa's" (1 text)
HarrisLyleMcAlpineMcLucas, pp. 153-155, "Hark Niebour here" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #3859
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Hoosie Wantin' Reek
File: Ord089B

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