“The Bonny Lass of Anglesey”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1776 (Herd)
Keywords: dancing royalty contest
Found in: Britain(Scotland)


A group of lords is come to "dance and win" the crown away from the king (?!). The king, knowing he cannot prevail, summons the Bonny Lass of Anglesey, who easily out-dances all comers


  1. Child 220, "The Bonny Lass of Anglesey" (2 texts)
  2. DT 220, ANGLELAS*
  3. Roud #3931
  4. BI, C220