DESCRIPTION: "Watty Wylie was a grieve and served at Whinnyknowe, And he had gien his promise to marry Bessie Lowe," but repeatedly puts off the wedding, pleading poverty. At last she gives up on him and marries another. She is happy, but Watty is mocked
AUTHOR: William "Ryming Willie" Penman ?
EARLIEST DATE: 1930 (Ord); Penman died 1877
KEYWORDS: love courting betrayal rejection poverty
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ord, pp. 282-283, "Watty's Wooing" (1 text)
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2017 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.