“The Bonnie Lassie's Answer”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1904 (Ford)
Keywords: poverty separation love rejection sailor war navy cross-dressing
Found in: Britain(Scotland)


"Farewell to Glasgow city, likewise to Lanarkshire, Farewell, my dearest parents, I'll never see you more." Poverty forces the young man to sea. The girl wishes he would stay, or that she could come along, "the bonnie lassie's answer was aye no, no."



  1. Ford-Vagabond, pp. 68-70, "The Bonnie Lassie's Answer" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Ord, pp. 73-75, "The Bonnie Lassie's Answer Was Aye Oh No" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #3326
  4. BI, FVS070