Maidens of Sixty-Three (The Old Maid)

DESCRIPTION: "When I was a girl of eighteen years old... I was taught to expect wit, wisdom, gold, and nothing less would do for me." She rejected a youth as too poor, a duke as too old, etc. By her forties, the suitors were fewer; at (63), she begs for anyone
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (GreigDuncan7)
KEYWORDS: courting oldmaid rejection
FOUND IN: Ireland Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Greig #17, p. 1, ("When I was a maiden of sweet seventeen") (1 text)
GreigDuncan7 1377, "The Old Maid of Fifty-Three" (3 texts)
SHenry H679, pp. 255-256, "Maidens of Sixty-Three" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, OLDMD53*

Roud #5643
NOTES: Sort of a combination of "My Thing Is My Own" with "The Old Maid's Song." - RBW
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File: HHH679

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