Old Maid's Song (II), The

DESCRIPTION: "Oh, Father, I'm sixteen years of age; I'm weary of my life.... I think it's almost time for me to be made a wife." Her father calls men liars; she points out that her mother married younger and her sister also. She says, "Don't let me die a maid"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (Gardiner MS)
KEYWORDS: marriage oldmaid
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf) Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Fowke/Johnston, pp. 162-163, "Time to be Made a Wife" (1 text, 1 tune)
Karpeles-Newfoundland 79, "Young Men, Come Marry Me" (1 text, 1 tune)
Purslow-Constant, p. 102, "Time to be Made a Wife" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #2304
cf. "The Old Maid's Song (I)" and references there
File: FJ162

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