We're All Cutting
DESCRIPTION: "We're all cutting our passage through the world." "Nature cut out man to cut his way through life." When a boy falls out with one girl, "he cuts her for another." The beau tries "to cut a figure." Ladies try "to cut each other out."
EARLIEST DATE: 1847 (Hutchinson)
KEYWORDS: vanity nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan3 664, "We're A' Cuttin'" (1 fragment)
ADDITIONAL: A.B. Hutchinson, The Granite Songster Comprising the Songs of the Hutchinson Family (Boston, 1847 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 35-36, "We're All Cutting"
cf. "We're A' Noddin'" (tune, per GreigDuncan3)
cf. "The Dodger" (structure, chorus (some words and tune))
NOTES: Hutchinson has more cutting remarks: the coquette cuts "hearts to the core," widows are "for cutting one husband more," some "Cut out pieces, for the sake of ready cash," and so on. - BS
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