“The Belt wi' Colours Three”

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

Description

The singer overhears a woman lamenting her love, warning others not to love "until she know that she loved be." She lists the "gifts" she has gotten: a cap of lead, a mantle of sorrow, "a belt wi' colors three": shame, sorrow, and misery, etc.

References

  1. Ord, p. 194, "The Belt wi' Colours Three" (1 text)
  2. Roud #5534
  3. BI, Ord194