“Bonnie Glasgow Green”


"As I went out one morning fair On Glasgow green to tak the air, I spied a lass wi' yellow hair And twa bewitching e'en, O." The girl will not betray her mason. He asks if she can trust a mason. She decides to turn to the singer. He praises Glasgow Green


And the singer *wants* a girl who changes her mind that easily? Ouch.

At least some versions of this appear to have been sung to "The Birken Tree," to which it is highly similar in detail. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Ord, pp. 121-122, "Bonnie Glasgow Green" (1 text)
  2. Roud #6262
  3. BI, Ord121


Alternate titles: “Bonny Glasgow Green”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Found in: Britain(Scotland)