What Do You Think o' Me Noo, Kind Sirs?
DESCRIPTION: "I am a young man, I live wi' my mither, A braw decent kimmer, I trow, Bu when I speak o' takin' a wife, She aye gets up in a lowe." He notes that someone is needed to care for the property. He courts Betty; she answers, "Who cares for you or your kye?"
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Ford)
KEYWORDS: mother home age youth courting rejection humorous
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Ford-Vagabond, pp. 115-116, "What Do You Think of Me Noo, Kind Sirs?" (1 text, 1 tune)
GreigDuncan4 898, "The Mither's Loon" (2 texts, 1 tune)
cf. "My Bonny Wee Wifie and I" (tune, per GreigDuncan4)
NOTES: GreigDuncan4 quoting Gillespie: "Heard from girlhood, and first from Thomas Murdoch (carpenter) about 1857. Noted 1905." - BS
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