“Kissing in the Dark”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Keywords: love courting humorous mother nightvisit
Found in: Britain(Scotland)


"For lang I courted Jeannie... And whan she cam to see me, I wad kiss her in the dark." One night when she is away, he sneaks in and accidentally kisses her mother. This causes the mother to give consent to their marriage, and her money when she dies


  1. Ord, pp. 97-98, "Kissin' in the Dark" (1 text)
  2. BI, Ord097