I'm Ower Young to Marry Yet

DESCRIPTION: The singer says "I'm owre young to marry" and "lads, ... ye for me maun tarry." It would "be a sin" to take "me frae my mammy." She has had her own way: "None daur to contradict me yet." and "in truth I darena venture yet," Soon she will have to obey.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1867 (broadside, Bodleian 2806 c.14(69)); Burns's version is from 1788
KEYWORDS: marriage nonballad mother
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
GreigDuncan4 900, "I'm Ower Young to Marry Yet" (1 fragment)
Whitelaw-Song, p. 123, "I'm Owre Young" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: James Kinsley, editor, Burns: Complete Poems and Songs (shorter edition, Oxford, 1969) #195, pp. 305-306, "I'm o'er young to Marry Yet" (1 text, 1 tune, from 1788)
James Johnson, Editor, _The Scots Musical Museum_ [1853 edition], volume II, #107, p. 110, "I'm o'er young to Marry Yet" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST GrD4900 (Partial)
Roud #6142
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, 2806 c.14(69), "I'm Owre Young to Marry Yet" ("I'm owre young, I'm owre young"), J. Harkness (Preston), 1840-1866
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "My Love She's But a Lassie Yet" (tune, per GreigDuncan4)
NOTES: Whitelaw: "This is an old song, dressed up a little by Burns for Johnson's Museum." Whitelaw prints Burns's version. The description is based on broadside Bodleian, 2806 c.14(69). - BS
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File: GrD4900

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