“Carries and Kye (Courting Among the Kye)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Keywords: love courting dowry marriage
Found in: Britain(Scotland)


The singer hears a lad and lass talking. He is courting her; she tries to hold him back, pointing out that she is still young and that she has no dowry. She offers to introduce him to another. He says he wants none but her; they marry.


  1. Ord, pp. 37-39, "Courting Among the Kye" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #3785
  3. BI, Ord037