Peggy in the Morning

DESCRIPTION: "Noo, mither, confess, a' the lasses ye saw... And wasna my Peggy the flooer o' them a'?" The mother says the girl is lazy and sleeps late. The lad says her father has promised a fine dowry. The mother admits, "Your Peggy's better noo."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1894 (Murison collection, according to Lyle, _Fairies and Folk_)
KEYWORDS: love courting money dowry
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig "Folk-Song in Buchan," pp. 37-38, "My Peggy"; Greig #37, p. 1, "Peggy in the Mornin'" (2 texts)
GreigDuncan5 1002, "Peggy in the Morning" (9 texts, 5 tunes)
Ord, p. 110, "Peggy in the Morning" (1 text)

Roud #5541
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Billy Grimes the Rover" (plot)
cf. "Will Ray" (plot)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Jacky's Choice
NOTES: Sort of a Scottish version of "Billy Grimes the Rover," with the sexes reversed. - RBW
In the GreigDuncan5 versions Johnnie and Peggy marry and, in 1002B, "he's Peggy until his airms And made her the mither o' three bonny bairns." - BS
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File: Ord110

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