I Am Gaun to the Garret

DESCRIPTION: "My mither has three butter platies. Platies? Ay, platies... And she's nae ither dochters but me. But I maun gang tae the garret... Since there's nae bonnie laddie for me." After lamenting her fate, she at last reports that she is to marry a miller
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (GreigDuncan7)
KEYWORDS: oldmaid courting dowry beauty marriage miller
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan7 1381, "The Horsie" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ord, p. 58, "I Am Gaun to the Garret" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #818
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "I Wonder When I Shall Be Married" (lyrics, theme)
NOTES: This is fundamentally the same song as "I Wonder When I Shall Be Married," and both very possibly derive from a broadside "The Maiden's Sad Complaint for Want of a Husband." But this version ends with the girl getting married, and the other with her still an old maid. That's a sufficient change in the plot that I list the two separately, but there is clearly overlap. Roud unsurprisingly lumps them. - RBW
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File: Ord058

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