Farmer's Wife I'll Be, A

DESCRIPTION: The singer has just turned sixteen and declares she'll not have a city man. She loves farming and the sound of the farmer's boy whistling at the plough. If she marries it will be to a farmer
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (OCroinin/Cronin-TheSongsOfElizabethCronin)
KEYWORDS: marriage farming nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE) Ireland
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore3 17I, "Farmer's Wife I'll Be" (1 fragment)
OCroinin/Cronin-TheSongsOfElizabethCronin 2, "A Farmer's Wife I'll Be" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Cecil Sharp MSS Folk Tunes p. 2651, William Porter, "The Farmer's Wife" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #16233
Jean Ritchie,"A Farmer's Wife" (on "Shivaree! A Folk Wedding Party," Essential Media Group LP , 2008, reissue of "Shivaree" Esoteric LP ES-538, 1955)
NOTES [62 words]: Among the songs collected by Donagh MacDonagh] is a three verse text of this song ("A Farmer's Wife I'll Be" ("I am a young and laughing girl just turned sixteen")). The description combines MacDonagh's version with OCroinin/Cronin-TheSongsOfElizabethCronin.
The Cecil Sharp verse and chorus is close to MacDonagh; Roud has it as #13226. - BS
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