Tam Barrow

DESCRIPTION: Widower Tam goes out courting a second wife. He finds that "a' the lasses blinkit blythe, but few o' them had tocher," so at last he settles on a rich widow. He soon grows tired of her and casts her out.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1827 (Kinloch)
KEYWORDS: wife dowry money courting abandonment
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Kinloch-BBook XXIV, pp. 77-78, "Tam Barrow" (1 text)
GreigDuncan4 826, "Auld Tammy Barra" (1 text)

ST KinBB24 (Full)
Roud #6217
File: KinBB24

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