“The Wee Bridelie”


"There was a little wee bridelie, In Pitcarles toun... There was few folk bidden to it, And as few fowk did come." The smallness of the feast is described: No meat but a sheep without a tongue, etc. When the bride goes to bed, the groom refuses to follow


This strikes me as a sort of answer to songs such as "The Blythesome Bridal" and "The Ball of Kerrimuir." It's not clear whether that makes it traditional. - RBW


  1. Kinloch-BBook XXVIII, pp. 84-85, (no title) (1 text)
  2. Roud #5508
  3. BI, KinBB28


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1827 (Kinloch)
Found in: Britain(Scotland)