“The Teem Wa's (The Toom House)”


"Come hark a while, and I will speak Yonder's a house where I never saw reek." The young man who owns it explains that "the lasses they're so very scant." Assured that he can find a woman if he tries, he vows that there will be life in the house soon


  1. Ord, pp. 89-91, "The Teem Wa's" (1 text)
  2. Roud #3859
  3. BI, Ord089B


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