“The Bonnie Breist-knots”

Alternate titles: “Hey the Bonnie Breistknots”; “The Breast Knots”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1803 (_Scots Musical Museum_ #214)
Keywords: marriage music dancing clothes husband wife food
Found in: Britain(Scotland)


"Hey, the bonnie, ho, the bonnie, Hey, the bonnie breist-knots, Blythe and merry were they a' When they got on their bonnie breist-knots." "There was a bridal in the toun" to which many came; the song tells of their happy and wild adventures



  1. Ford-Vagabond, pp. 303-306, "The Bonnie Breist-knots" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #5888
  3. BI, FVS303