Are Ye Sleepin' Maggie?
DESCRIPTION: "Mirk an' rainy is the nicht"; the singer visits Maggie in a severe storm, and begs her to let him in, asking "Are ye sleepin'/wakin', Maggie." After perhaps several rounds of complains, the lets him in and he rejoices
EARLIEST DATE: 1959 (Sackett/Koch-KansasFolklore)
KEYWORDS: travel home love courting nightvisit mother
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland) US(MW)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Sackett/Koch-KansasFolklore, p. 152, "Air Ye Waken, Maggie?" (1 text)
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