“The Braw Servant Lasses”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Keywords: clothes vanity pregnancy age bachelor
Found in: Britain(Scotland)


"Ye decent auld women, I'll sing you a song" to complain about the follies of the young. They dress up, go out "like a ship in full sail," visit the church but ignore what is said -- and end up pregnant. The singer admits being a 63-year-old bachelor


I'm tempted to create a keyword "sour-grapes." - RBW

Cross references


  1. Ord, pp. 275-276, "The Braw Servant Lasses" (1 text)
  2. Roud #5597
  3. BI, Ord275