“We'd Better Bide a Wee”

Author: Credited to Claribel in Heart Songs
Earliest date: 1909 (Heart Songs)
Keywords: family mother father loneliness age
Found in: Ireland

Description

"The poor aul' folks at hame, ye min', are frail an' ailin' sair, An weel I ken they'd miss me, lad, if I came hame nae mair... I canna lea' the aul' folk, lad, we'd better bide a wee." The girl gives reasons why she must stay with her parents for now

Notes

According to the notes at the NLScotland site, this was quoted by Louisa May Alcott's 1886 novel _Jo's Boys_. - RBW

Cross references

Broadsides

References

  1. SHenry H598, pp. 61-62, "Better Bide a Wee" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13365
  3. BI, HHH598