“Giein' the Nowte Their Fother”


"As I rode in by yon bonnie waterside... there I spied a weel-faur'd maid, She was gien the nowte their fodder." He asks her to fancy him; she replies that she has no dowry. Next summer, he returns and asks again, and makes her a rich lady


  1. Ord, pp. 228-229, "Gien the Nowte Their Fodder" (1 text)
  2. Roud #3934
  3. BI, Ord228


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Keywords: courting marriage money
Found in: Britain(Scotland)