Miss Bridget Adair
DESCRIPTION: Bridget Adair is a forty year old spinster. One morning a man comes to her door and said "Miss Bridget, I die for you." She likes his demeanour. Then he gives her silks she had sent him to dye "a beautiful mazarine blue." She cries with disappointment.
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Hayward-Ulster)
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hayward-Ulster, pp. 74-75, "Miss Bridget Adair" (1 text)
NOTES: The Albert Memorial, cited in the song ["It was just as the Albert Memorial struck nine, And Miss Bridget was just out of bed"], was completed 1876 (source: The Victorian Web site). That puts an earliest possible date on the Hayward-Ulster version. - BS
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