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 [33 words]: 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
Last updated in version 4.1
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2018 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.