A'body's Like to be Married but Me

DESCRIPTION: "As Jenny sat down wi' her wheel b the fire... She said to herself... "Oh! a'body's like to be married but me." She recalls the companions of her youth, perhaps interested then but no longer. She concludes they are worthless -- but still feels unhappy
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1802 (Scots Magazine, according to Whitelaw-Song)
KEYWORDS: oldmaid rejection loneliness
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Ford-Vagabond, pp. 299-300, "A'body's Like to be Married but Me" (1 text)
Greig #18, p. 1, ("As Bessie sat doon wi' her seam by the fire") (1 text)
GreigDuncan7 1374, "A'body's Like to Be Married but Me" (5 texts, 3 tunes)
Whitelaw-Song, pp. 253-254, "A'body's Like to be Married" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Songs of Scotland (Glasgow, 1872 ("Digitized by Google")), p. 289, "A'body's Like to be Married but Me" (1 text)

Roud #7160
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Old Maid's Song (I)" and references there
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Old Maid's Lament
NOTES: Whitelaw: "We find the original of this in the Scots Magazine for July 1802, where it is signed 'Duncan Gray.'" - BS
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File: FVS299

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