“Betsy Bell”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1971 (Stewart Family)
Keywords: oldmaid courting rejection humorous
Found in: Britain(Scotland)

Description

"Oh my name is Betsy Bell, in the Overgate I dwell, Nae doubt you're wondring fit I'm daein' here, Well, I'm lookin' for a man... and anything in breek will dae wi' me." Betsy describes lads she has pursued without success; she'll keep trying despite age

Notes

It appears that this is primarily a possession of the Stewarts of Blair. Whether it was composed by someone in their family is not clear. - RBW

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Recordings

References

  1. DT, BETSYBEL
  2. Roud #5211
  3. BI, DTbetsyb