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: 1970 (AndersonStory)
KEYWORDS: courting mother children marriage humorous
REFERENCES (1 citation):
AndersonStory, pp. 63-65, "Colonial Courtship" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [26 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 AndersonStory. - RBW
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