Up Wi' the Widow
DESCRIPTION: The singer tells Johnny that when he's 20 we could have plenty... horses and cattle, barnsful of grain, lots of money and a farm. You would have plenty to sell at market and fair. You'd "drive like a laird." "Ye may do waur than tak up wi' the widow"
EARLIEST DATE: 1827 (Lyle)
KEYWORDS: marriage farming money nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
GreigDuncan4 818, "The Widow" (3 texts, 3 tunes)
Whitelaw-Song, p. 439, "Up Wi' the Widow" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Thomas Lyle, Ancient Ballads and Songs (London: L. Relfe, 1827 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 150-151, "Up Wi' the Widow" (1 text)
cf. "Hooly and Fairly" (tune, per GreigDuncan4 -- although GriegDuncan3 has no tune for either of his "Hooly and Fairly" texts!)
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