Maid and the Squire, The

DESCRIPTION: A dialog between a maid and a young squire. He proposes, She ridicules him. In leaving he asks that she remember him "if ever ye in love be wounded." She replies, "If ever I in love be wounded Remember sir, I'll send you word"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (GreigDuncan4)
LONG DESCRIPTION: The singer is approached by a young man who asks her to marry. She tells him to find someone else. He says he is 22 and has never mentioned love to another woman. She recommends he take another ten years to marry. He says if all women treat him this way he may be forty and not married. She says young men brag about how easy it is to win women's hearts. He says he is leaving and asks if he might call on her again. She says he can do as he wishes. He says "if ever ye in love be wounded Remember him that ye did despise." She replies, "If ever I in love be wounded Remember sir, I'll send you word"
KEYWORDS: courting rejection dialog
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #100, p. 2, "The Maid and the Young Squire" (1 text)
GreigDuncan4 810, "The Maid and the Squire" (3 texts, 2 tunes)

Roud #5068
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Just As I Walked Out One Morning
File: GrD4810

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