I'll Never, Never Marry the Blacksmith Lad
DESCRIPTION: The singer will never marry a blacksmith because he works at the smitty and his clothes are dirty. She'll never marry a weaver because he complains and cries for his bobbins. She'll marry the Carpenter who works with planks and she'll get the shavings.
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Lyle-Crawfurd2)
KEYWORDS: marriage rejection weaving work nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lyle-Crawfurd2 192, "I'll Never, Never Marry the Blacksmith Lad" (1 text)
cf. "Soldier Boy for Me (A Railroader for Me)" (theme: professional comparison) and references there
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