“This Is the Nicht My Johnnie Set”


"This is the nicht my Johnnie set, And promised to be here; Oh, what can stay his longing step? He's fickle grown, I fear." She describes how carefully she has prepared for his coming. At last he arrives and they prepare for a snug evening.


  1. Ford-Vagabond, pp. 84-86, "This Is the Night My Johnnie Set" (1 text)
  2. Ord, pp. 146-147, "This Is the Nicht My Johnnie Set" (1 text)
  3. Roud #5553
  4. BI, FVS084


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1904 (Ford)
Found in: Britain(Scotland)