Twenty-One

DESCRIPTION: "At twenty-one I first began to court a neighbour's child...." "At twenty-two no man could view what beauty she possessed...." "At twenty-three she slighted me...." The singer laments the girl's falsity, hopes she will change, (and sets out to ramble)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1924 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: love courting rejection betrayal rambling beauty
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
SHenry H33+H611, pp. 397-398, "Twenty-One" (1 text with many variant readings, 1 tune)
DT, AT21

Roud #4714
RECORDINGS:
Robert Cinnamond, "At Twenty One" (on IRRCinnamond03)
File: HHH033

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