My Sweet Mary Ann
DESCRIPTION: "She's charming neat and handsome, Her middle ye could span, The only one that entices me Is my sweet Mary Anne"
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan5)
KEYWORDS: love nonballad beauty
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan5 944, "My Sweet Mary Ann" (1 text)
NOTES [73 words]: The current description is all of the GreigDuncan5 fragment.
Is the GreigDuncan5 fragment related to the floating "She's my darling, she's my daisy, She's humpbacked and she's crazy... She's my freckled-faced consumptive Mary Ann" from "Hungry Hash House" and "Sara Jane?" I have to admit it's a reach. - BS
I'd be willing to bet that the "freckle-faced consumptive" fragment is a parody of this. Finding evidence, though, will be tough. - PJS
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