DESCRIPTION: "In a wee thacket hoosie, far doon i' the glen, There lived a young lassie, the plague o' the men." Tipperty Jean's beauty has ensnared many, but she rejects them all -- even the Laird as too old. She has enough money to live, and so marries Puir Johnnie
AUTHOR: Peter Buchan ?
EARLIEST DATE: 1911 (Greig); Buchan died 1881
KEYWORDS: love courting money rejection marriage
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #173, pp. 1-2, "Tipperty's Jean" (1 text)
Ord, p. 283-284, "Tipperty's Jean" (1 text)
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