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Thread #143902 Message #3351975
Posted By: Gutcher
17-May-12 - 07:56 AM
Thread Name: New website 150 stories of Scots songs
Subject: RE: New website 150 stories of Scots songs
Jim---back in the dim and distant past when I sang this song I would point out the convention that lassies who were maidens were expected to wear a ribbon called a snood in their hair, when they got married they then wore a bonnet called a curch, a bonnet somewhat similar to that worn by Dutch women. If they lost the right to wear the snood and did not gain the right to wear the curch they were seen to carry their character on their heads!