Merry May the Maid Be

DESCRIPTION: "Merry may the maid be that marrys the miller." Jamie wooed the singer; she was impressed by his home, animals, and food. Her mother advised her to marry. Now her mother is happy with them. "Who'd be a king a petty thing when a miller lives sae happy"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1796 (Scots Musical Museum #123)
KEYWORDS: courting marriage food animal mother miller
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Greig #56, p. 2, ("Merry may the maid be") (1 fragment)
GreigDuncan3 453, "Merry May the Maid Be" (1 text, 1 tune)
Whitelaw-Song, p. 178, "The Miller" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: James Johnson, Editor, _The Scots Musical Museum_ [1853 edition], volume II, #123, p. 129, "The Miller"(1 text, 1 tune)

ST GrD3453 (Partial)
Roud #5656
NOTES [15 words]: Greig in 1908: ." .. an old song that appeared in the Charmer about 150 years ago." - BS
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File: GrD3453

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