“Bonny at Morn”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1900 (Stokoe/Reay)
Keywords: work mother children

Description

"The sheep's in the meadows, The kye's in the corn, Thou's ower lang in thy bed, Bonny at morn." "Canny at night, Bonny at morn, Thou's ower lang in...." The parents complain of the children's laziness: "The lad winnot work And the lass winnot lairn."

References

  1. Stokoe/Reay, pp. 66-67, "Bonny at Morn" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. DT, BONMORN BONYMORN
  3. Roud #3064
  4. BI, Stor066