Colonial Courtship

DESCRIPTION: "The best of this colony is, The brides have no fine affectation." They don't faint from shock; they just drink brandy. So will their mothers. Girls don't consult their parents about whether to marry; they just want the ceremony to "be done quicker"
AUTHOR: Charles R. Thatcher (1831-1878)? (source: AndersonStory)
EARLIEST DATE: 1869 (Thatcher)
KEYWORDS: courting mother children marriage humorous
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Thatcher-ColonialMinstrel-Songsters, pp. 8-9, "Colonial Courtship, or Love on the Diggings" (1 text, from the "Colonial Minstrel")
Anderson-StoryOfAustralianFolksong, pp. 63-65, "Colonial Courtship" (1 text, 1 tune)
Anderson/Thatcher-GoldDiggersSongbook, pp. 67-68, "Colonial Courtship" (1 text, 1 tune)

cf. "Drops of Brandy" (tune)
cf. "The Lady and the Bullock Driver" (by Charles R. Thatcher) (tune) and references there
NOTES [29 words]: For brief background on Charles Thatcher's career, see the notes to "Where's Your License?" For an extensive collection of his songs, see Anderson-StoryOfAustralianFolksong. - RBW
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