Mammie's Pet

DESCRIPTION: "Let never another young man marry mammie's pet." Her mother teaches her needlework, dancing, and playing the piano instead of baking, brewing, and washing. And the promised dowry? "When the day of payment came, they did them all deny"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1891 (Kidson-Tunes)
KEYWORDS: dowry marriage warning nonballad mother wife
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber,Bord))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan7 1298, "Mammie's Pet" (1 text)
Kidson-Tunes, pp. 93-94, "The Mammy's Pet" (1 fragment, 1 tune)

Roud #1098
File: GrD71298

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