I'm Now Twenty-Two
DESCRIPTION: The singer had a new suit, fancy tie and watch chain, and swaggered. He describes his oiled moustache, but mourns his "half-Buchan English." The girls reject him because he is not well read. He gives up vanity: "I'll try and put wisdom into my heid"
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: vanity courting rejection clothes nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan3 650, "I'm Now Twenty-Two" (1 text)
NOTES [23 words]: GreigDuncan3: "Got from an old lady [Mrs Taylor] at Rora, who says it was written by one Gibb, who resided at Longside, fifty years ago." - BS
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