“The Monymusk Lads”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Keywords: nightvisit courting age escape
Found in: Britain(Scotland)

Description

"As I cam' in by Monymusk And doun by Alford's dale," the singer goes "to see my Maggie dear." He visits at night, but the auld wife detects him and sounds an alarm. The auld man forces him out; he vows to return when the old man snores

Recordings

References

  1. Ord, pp. 68-69, "Rural Courtship" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. DT, MONYMUSK*
  3. Roud #5568
  4. BI, Ord068