Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

John Sinclair

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1827

Comments

Hey the Bonnie Breast Knots
A favorite Scotch song
Sung with unbounded applause by Miss George, at the Boston Theatre
Composed by John Sinclair

Boston. Published by James L. Hewitt & Co. at their music saloon
No.36 Market Street

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Abstract

Hey the bonnie, ho the bonnie, hey the bonnie breast knots
Blithe and merry were they a' when they put on the breast knots
There was a bridal in this town
And till't the lasses were a'boun' wi' mankie facings on their gown
And some of them had breast knots
Singing Hey the bonnie, ho the bonnie, hey the bonnie breast knots
Blithe and merry were they a' when they put on the breast knots


At nine o'clock the lads convene
Some clad in blue some clad in green
Wi' shinin' buckles in their sheen
And flow'rs upon their waistcoats
Came the wives a wi a phrase
And wish'd the lassies happy days
And muckle thought they o'her claes
Especially the breast knots
Singing Hey the bonnie, ho the bonnie, hey the bonnie breast knots Blithe and merry were they a' when they put on the breast knots

The bride she was baith young and fair
Her neck outshone her perlins rare
A satin snood bound up her hair
And flowers among the breast knots
The bridegroom gaz'd but maist I ween
He prized the glance o' love's blue een
That made him proud o' his sweet Jean
When she got on her breast knots
Singing hey the bonnie &c.





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