Rich Widow, The

DESCRIPTION: "I am a rich widow, I live all alone, I have but one daughter And she is my own. Daughter, oh daughter, Go choose you a man, Choose you a good one, Or else choose none." (The widow marries off her daughter, says she's bound to obey, and wishes her well)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Lyle-Crawfurd2)
KEYWORDS: courting mother children marriage playparty
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord)) US(NE) Ireland
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Lyle-Crawfurd2 198, "The Poor Widow" (1 text)
Linscott, pp. 19-20, "I Am a Rich Widow" (1 text, 1 tune)
Leyden 23, "Here's an Oul' Widow" (1 text, 1 tune)
Opie-Game 40, "I Am a Poor Widow" (5 texts)
Newell, #186, "The Rich Widow" (1 text)

Roud #13181
File: Lins019

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