My Spinning Wheel
DESCRIPTION: A man accosts the singer while she sits spinning at her wheel. He flatters her and finally convinces her to leave her spinning-wheel and go with him to a hay-cock. She says, "The pleasure I cannot reveal, It far surpast the Spinning-Wheel"
EARLIEST DATE: 1719 (Pills to Purge Melancholy); 1688? (broadside, Bodleian Douce Ballads 1(19b))
KEYWORDS: sex weaving
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan8 1861, "Jean and her Spinning Wheel" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Wit and Mirth, or, Pills to Purge Melancholy (London, 1719), Vol III, pp. 88-89, ("As I sat at my spinning wheel")
Bodleian, Douce Ballads 1(19b), "The Bonny Scot" or "The Yielding Lass" ("As I sat at my spinning-wheel"), J. Walter (London), 1688?
LOCSheet, sm1843 390460, "My Spinning Wheel," A. Fiot (Philadelphia), 1843 (tune)
NOTES: GreigDuncan8 is a fragment; broadside Bodleian Douce Ballads 1(19b) is the basis for the description. - BS
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