When I Was a Wee Thing

DESCRIPTION: "When I was a (little girl/wee thing), About (seven) years old, I hadna worth a petticoat To keep me frae the cold." The singer travels to (Edinburgh), buys clothes, goes to the woods, and builds a kirk with the help of the birds of the wood
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1964 (Montgomerie)
KEYWORDS: bird animal clergy clothes
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Baring-Gould-MotherGoose 232, p. 151, "(When I was a little girl)"
Montgomerie-ScottishNR 139, "(When I was a wee thing)" (1 text)

File: BGMG222

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