My Ain Wife
DESCRIPTION: "I wadna gie my ain wife for ony wife I see." She is cheery, never shows anger, is good with the neighbors and loves the baby. "Tho' beauty be a fading flower, ... She ance was ca'd a bonnie lass, she's bonnie aye to me"
AUTHOR: Alexander Laing (source: Whistle-Binkie)
EARLIEST DATE: 1830 (_The Edinburgh Literary Gazette_ v.II, according to Whitelaw-Song)
KEYWORDS: love marriage nonballad baby wife
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
GreigDuncan4 747, "My Ain Wife" (1 text)
Whitelaw-Song, p. 184, "My Ain Wife" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Alexander Rodger, editor, Whistle-Binkie, Fifth Series (Glasgow, 1843), p. 94, "My Ain Wife"
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