Lyr Req: Little White Handkerchief
Subject: Lyr Req: Little White Handkerchief|
Date: 12 Nov 11 - 05:57 PM
Has anyone come across this one. My son-in-law's grandfather, in his 90s and from Lincolnshire, recited these words (no tune):
As I went a –walking one morning in May
A fair pretty maiden came tripping my way
Her cheeks red as roses, she cheerfully did sing
With a little white handkerchief tied under her chin.
Now to kiss those sweet lips I was going to begin
But she says 'Nay, nay, you must first your gold ring
To the little white handkerchief tied under her chin.'
Can anyone identify the song?
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little White Handkerchief|
Date: 13 Nov 11 - 06:06 AM
I have just found out that this is a version of 'Bonny Blue Handkerchief', but with a colour change!