DESCRIPTION: The singer tells Bill that she is too young to marry. Her sisters have not yet left school so she is still needed at home. She has already turned Ned, her cousin, down twice. And she will never marry a drinker: "join the temperance army and claim me"
EARLIEST DATE: 1917 (GreigDuncan4)
KEYWORDS: courting marriage rejection drink nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan4 903, "Handsome Bill" (1 text)
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