How Lang Have I a Bachelor Been

DESCRIPTION: The singer tells his mother he has been a bachelor for (48 years), and Meg will not have him no matter how often he asks. Mother tells him to go back and ask again. He declares that Meg must marry him. She refuses; he wails; mother says to stop crying
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1776 (Herd)
KEYWORDS: courting rejection mother humorous
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lyle/McAlpine/McLucas-SongRepertoireOfAmeliaAndJaneHarris, pp. 148-150, "Oh! Mither I hae a batchelor been" (1 text)
Roud #8548
File: HLMM148

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