“John Bruce o the Forenit”


"At Martinmas term I gaed to the fair... I feed wi' a mannie to ca' his third pair, They ca' him John Bruse o' the (Fornit/Corner)." The song starts with a recitation of the poor conditions, then lists the folk found there -- including the pretty daughter


  1. DBuchan 67, "John Bruce o the Forenit" (1 text, 1 tune in appendix)
  2. Ord, pp. 229-230, "John Bruce o' the Corner" (1 text)
  3. Roud #3937
  4. BI, DBuch67


Alternate titles: “John Bruce o' the Fornit”; “Jockey Bruce o' the Fornet”; “John Bruce”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1910
Found in: Britain(Scotland(Aber))