Bachelor's Lament (I), The
DESCRIPTION: The singer, forty-nine, wishes "some bonnie lassie wad tak' pity on me." His stockings "like mysel', they hiv seen better days" and his breeches are torn. His whiskers are grey and his head bald. He wants "a clean tidy body in perfect good health"
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (GreigDuncan7)
KEYWORDS: nonballad bachelor hair clothes
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #19, p. 2, "The Bachelor's Lament" (1 text)
GreigDuncan7 1392, "The Bachelor's Lament" (1 text)
NOTES [19 words]: From Greig's correspondent's note I cannot say whether this was a song recalled or authored to be contributed. - BS
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