Charlie (I)

DESCRIPTION: The singer sets out "to gain the heart o' Charlie." She milks his cow, churns his cream, washes his clothes, shines his shoes and has sex. The midwife delivers little Charlie. Now she is bound for life as wife while her friends can all go to Fife.
AUTHOR: William Lillie (1753-1840) (source: GreigDuncan7)
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (GreigDuncan7)
KEYWORDS: love marriage sex childbirth
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan7 1273, "Charlie" (10 texts, 5 tunes)
Roud #7188
cf. "The Woods o' Tillery" (tune, per GreigDuncan7)
Bold Charlie
A' the Hoose Was in a Steer
NOTES [18 words]: GreigDuncan7: "Lines by William Lillie ... composed on Elspeth Kidd or Mrs Andrew Mitchell ... about 1810." - BS
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