I Wonder Wha'll Be My Man?
DESCRIPTION: "A' kinds o' lads an' men I see, The youngest an' the auldest... I wonder wha'll be my man." The singer wonders about his work, where he is, how she will recognize him. She fears there might be none, and accuses him of keeping her waiting
AUTHOR: Edward Polin ?
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Ford)
KEYWORDS: courting oldmaid nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Ford-Vagabond, pp. 262-263, "I Wonder Wha'll Be My Man" (1 text, 1 tune); pp. 264-265, "I Wonder Wha'll Be My Wife" (1 text, clearly a male adaption of the preceding; Roud #13096)
GreigDuncan7 1383, GreigDuncan8 Addenda, "I Wonner Wha'll Be My Man" (2 texts, 1 tune)
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