Hingin' on the Nail

DESCRIPTION: The singer, forty-four, has spent her life "hinging on the nail." She thinks she's not too bad looking though "the shadow o' my former sel'." She doesn't care about looks or brains "if only he would act his part, and ease me aff the nail"
AUTHOR: Alexander G Murdoch (1843-1891) (source: Greig #160)
EARLIEST DATE: 1877 (Murdoch's _The Laird's Lykewake and Other Poems_, according to Greig #160 and GreigDuncan7)
KEYWORDS: oldmaid
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #89, p. 2, "Hingin' on the Nail" (1 text)
GreigDuncan7 1380, "Hingin' on the Nail" (2 texts, 1 tune)

Roud #6271
File: GrD71380

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