MacFarlan' o' the Sprotts

DESCRIPTION: The singer courts Susy but their fathers cannot agree. He sends Macfarlan' as a middleman to negotiate for him. Macfarlan' is an ugly stupid oaf but Susy's father tells him to speak for himself. Susy and Macfarlan' marry. Moral: Never trust a middleman
AUTHOR: George B Thomson (source: Greig)
EARLIEST DATE: 1910 (GreigDuncan6)
KEYWORDS: courting marriage bargaining humorous
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #145, p. 1, "MacFarlan o' the Sprotts" (1 text)
GreigDuncan6 1221, "MacFarlan' o' the Sprotts" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #6314
File: GrD61221

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