Tailor He's Been Seekin' Me, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer has been courted by a tailor and a sailor "but I think I'll tak' the ploughman lad and lat the rest gang free." A tailor can't work at night if he has no candle but a plowman can "water his steeds" any time
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (GreigDuncan6)
KEYWORDS: courting rejection nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #107, p. 2, ("The tailor he's been seekin' me") (1 fragment)
GreigDuncan6 1126, "The Tailor He's Been Seekin' Me" (1 fragment)

Roud #6833
cf. "Yon Bonnie Lad" (theme) and references there
File: GrD61126

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