Miss Gordon of Gight
DESCRIPTION: "O, whare are ye gaun, bonnie Miss Gordon... Ye're gauin wi' Johnny Byron To squander the lands o' Gight awa." "Your Johnny's a man frae England just come, The Scots dinna like his extraction ava... he'll spend a' your rent."
EARLIEST DATE: 1930 (Ord)
KEYWORDS: warning home money marriage
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ord, p. 390, "Miss Gordon of Gight" (1 text)
NOTES [35 words]: According to Ord, Catherine Gordon of Gight married John Gordon on May 12, 1785. The poet Lord Byron was their son -- but the fears of this song did come true: The Byrons did sell her family estate of Gight. - RBW
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