Her Age It Was Red
DESCRIPTION: "It's a long time ago I remember it well, All alone in the poorhouse a maiden did dwell.... Her age it was red and her hair was 19." Her lover asks her to fly away by starlight. Her father shoots him with "a horse pistol raised from a colt."
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (Gilbert)
KEYWORDS: humorous wordplay love death father home
FOUND IN: US(Ap,MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Gilbert, pp. 105-106, "Her Age It Was Red" (1 text)
The Maiden's Romance
The Starlight Tragedy
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