Half-Past Ten

DESCRIPTION: The singer courted "wifie Jean," but her parents always locked the door at half past ten. Eventually she sees to it that the clock stops so she has more time with the young men. Finally her parents agree to the marriage; all live happily thereafter
AUTHOR: Catherine Mackay Bacon
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Ford)
KEYWORDS: love courting marriage trick technology
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Ford-VagabondSongsAndBalladsOfScotland, pp. 110-112, "Half-Past Ten" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #82, pp. 1-2, "Half-Past Ten" (1 text)
Greig/Duncan7 1501, "Half-Past Ten" (5 texts plus a single verse on p. 540, 6 tunes)
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, pp. 71-72, "Half-Past Ten" (1 text)

Roud #2856
NLScotland, R.B..m.168(213), "Half-Past Ten," Robert MacIntosh (Glasgow), c. 1850; also L.C.Fol.178.A.2(077), "Half-Past Ten," unknown, c. 1870
File: FVS110

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