When Moggy By the Fire Sat

DESCRIPTION: Moggy sits by the fire "a-spinning of her linsey yarn" and Jocky "came along to love." He apparently asks her to leave with him but Moggy says "my mammy she would scorn"; she must stay home to spin.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1923 (Williams-Thames)
KEYWORDS: courting rejection work love mother
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Williams-Thames, p. 302, "When Moggy By the Fire Sat" (1 text) (also Wiltshire-WSRO Ox 223)
Roud #1330
NOTES: The current description is based on the Williams-Thames fragment. - BS
Last updated in version 2.6
File: WT302

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