Mudcat Café message #3770452 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48317   Message #3770452
Posted By: Gutcher
03-Feb-16 - 09:47 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sheath and Knife
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sheath and Knife
I hae tint my silken snood
    That tied my hair sae yellow
    I've gien my hert tae the lad I loo'd
    He was a gallant fellow

200 years or so ago married ladies in Scotland wore a cap called a curtch, maidens wore a ribbon called a snood [they all aspired to wear a silken one] If a lass lost the right to wear a snood and did not gain the right to wear a curtch they were seen to carry their character on their head.