Davie and His Kye Thegither

DESCRIPTION: Davie comes to his mother, "some good news to lat her ken." She warns against hasty marriage, but the wedding goes ahead. He and his wife fight; she breaks a pot over his head. The parson arrives, the wife hits him too, and he concedes Davie's misfortune
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast)
KEYWORDS: courting marriage clergy humorous injury
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #113, p. 2, "Davie and His Kye"; "Folk-Song in Buchan," p. 20, ("Davie an' his kye together") (1 text plus 2 fragments)
Greig/Duncan7 1281, "Davie's Wooin'" (6 texts, 4 tunes)
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, pp. 120-121, "Davie and His Kye Thegither" (1 text)

Roud #5545
NOTES [38 words]: Greig says his copy is from A Kininmouth Lassie which Greig/Duncan7 seems to correct to A Kininmonth Lassie.
Greig/Duncan7: "Bell Robertson [1841-1922] says she read 'Davie and his Kye' when she was a lassie of about eight." - BS
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