“The Back o' Rarey's Hill (The Jilted Lover)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Keywords: love courting sex abandonment betrayal
Found in: Britain(Scotland)


"It was on a Saturday evening, As I went to Dundee, I met wi' an old sweetheart," and one thing led to another. They share a glass, he departs, then writes a letter saying he will marry her only if she comes to him. She warns other girls of her sad fate


  1. Ord, pp. 156-157, "The Back o' Rarey's Hill" (1 text)
  2. Roud #6847
  3. BI, Ord156