“Miss Gordon of Gight”


"O, whare are ye gaun, bonnie Miss Gordon... Ye're gauin wi' Johnny Byron To squander the lands o' Gight awa." "Your Johnny's a man frae England just come, The Scots dinna like his extraction ava... he'll spend a' your rent."


According to Ord, Catherine Gordon of Gight married John Gordon on May 12, 1785. The poet Lord Byron was their son -- but the fears of this song did come true: The Byrons did sell her family estate of Gight. - RBW


  1. Ord, p. 390, "Miss Gordon of Gight" (1 text)
  2. Roud #3891
  3. BI, Ord390


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Found in: Britain(Scotland)