Poor Mary Sits A-Weeping (I)
DESCRIPTION: "Poor Mary sits a-weeping, A-weeping, a-weeping, Poor Mary sits a-weeping All on a summer's day." "I'm weeping for a sweetheart." "Pray, Mary, choose a sweetheart." "I'll chose (X) for a sweetheart."
EARLIEST DATE: 1893 (Broadwood/Maitland)
KEYWORDS: playparty courting
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond,West)) US(NE)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Broadwood/Maitland, p. 76, "Poor Mary" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Linscott, pp. 47-49, "Poor Mary Sits A-Weeping" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Emma Elizabeth Thoyts, "Old Berkshire School-Games" in The Antiquary, Vol. XXVII (London, 1893 ("Digitized by Google")), June 1893, #12 p. 254, "Poor Mary" (1 text)
ST Lins047 (Partial)
cf. "The Three Dukes" (tune, per Thoyts)
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