“The Herd Laddie (The Herdie)”


"Oh for the innocent days I hae see, When a' my young thoughts they were happy and keen." In those days he herded the cattle and swam with "wee Jenny," then used their clothes for beds. He recalls other details of his early life


This seems like it should lead to a conclusion -- the girl getting pregnant, the lad getting fired, something. But it doesn't. - RBW


  1. Ord, pp. 269-270, "The Herdie" (1 text)
  2. Roud #5594
  3. BI, Ord269


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