“Oh, Ye've Been False, or, The Curse”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Keywords: betrayal curse rejection
Found in: Britain(Scotland)


"As I cam' in by yon bonnie waterside... There I spied my ain dear love, And I left my heart wi' him." Finding him false, the singer curses the church where he will marry, hopes his wife buries five sons, and wishes mortal wounds to she who "sinnert" them


  1. Ord, pp. 173-174, "Oh, Ye've Been False; or The Curse" (1 text)
  2. Roud #5584
  3. BI, Ord173