Too Young to Marry
DESCRIPTION: Dance tune with slight lyrics: "I'm my mammy's youngest child (youngest son, darling child), I am my mother's (baby), I'm my mammy's youngest child, I am too young to marry."
EARLIEST DATE: 1915 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: youth marriage nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownIII 107, "Too Young to Marry" (3 texts)
BrownSchinhanV 107, "Too Young to Marry" (2 tunes plus text exceprts)
NOTES: I have to suspect that this is the mnemonic lyric to some well-known fiddle tune. But there is no way to tell *which* tune. The two tunes in BrownSchinhan are both in 2/2 but by no means the same. - RBW
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