Fair Maid of Glasgow Town
DESCRIPTION: The singer meets a pretty girl and asks if she will marry him. She points out that he is a stranger, and adds that she has a fiancee. He starts to leave. She calls him back and says she will marry him. He says he's not interested.
EARLIEST DATE: 1935 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: love courting rejection
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H579, p. 345, "Fair Maid of Glasgow Town" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [33 words]: Too bad they didn't marry; they deserved each other. I doubt there has ever been a song where two people both rejected the other in the space of sixty seconds. Except on a soap opera, of course. - RBW
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