“Peggy in the Morning”


"Noo, mither, confess, a' the lasses ye saw... And wasna my Peggy the flooer o' them a'?" The mother says the girl is lazy and sleeps late. The lad says her father has promised a fine dowry. The mother admits, "Your Peggy's better noo."


Sort of a Scottish version of "Billy Grimes the Rover," with the sexes reversed. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Ord, p. 110, "Peggy in the Morning" (1 text)
  2. Roud #5541
  3. BI, Ord110


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