“The Bonnie Wee Lassie Who Never Said No”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1856 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(985))
Keywords: sex abandonment money drink landlord whore
Found in: Britain(Scotland) Ireland

Description

Singer invites a lass to drink with him; she accepts; she is the "bonnie wee lassie who never said no." She says to take the night's rent from her pocket, but he'll owe half a crown for laying her down. He reaches in, finds 5 pounds, and takes off with it

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Recordings

References

  1. Morton-Maguire 30, pp. 72-74,117,168, "Bonnie Wee Lassie that Never Said No" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. DT, NEVSAYNO
  3. Roud #2903
  4. BI, DTnevsay