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

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2017 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.