If I Was a Fair Maid

DESCRIPTION: "If I was a fair maid... I'd marry a tailor before I'd marry any,... He'd sew, and I'd sew 'n' we'd all sew together." "I'd marry a sailor... we'd all sail...." "I'd marry a shoe-maker... we'd all sew." "I'd marry a carpenter... we'd all chip...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1956 (OCroinin-Cronin)
KEYWORDS: marriage work nonballad
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OCroinin-Cronin 72, "If I Was a Fair Maid" (3 texts)
Roud #16247
File: OCC072

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