“Watty's Wooing”


"Watty Wylie was a grieve and served at Whinnyknowe, And he had gien his promise to marry Bessie Lowe," but repeatedly puts off the wedding, pleading poverty. At last she gives up on him and marries another. She is happy, but Watty is mocked


  1. Ord, pp. 282-283, "Watty's Wooing" (1 text)
  2. Roud #5601
  3. BI, Ord282


Author: William "Ryming Willie" Penman ?
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord); Penman died 1877
Found in: Britain?(Scotland)