I Asked That Girl to Marry Me

DESCRIPTION: "I asked that girl to marry me, She said, "O, no! I'd rather be free." "I asked that girl to be my wife, She cut at me with an old case knife." "I asked... bride, She sat right down and cried and cried." "Till I thought to my soul my heart would melt."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Treat, in JAFL 52)
KEYWORDS: marriage rejection
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: James P. Leary, Compiler and Annotator, _Wisconsin Folklore_ University of Wisconsin Press, 2009, article "Kentucky Folksong in Northern Wisconsin" by Asher E. Treat, p. 233, "I Asked That Girl to Marry Me (1 text, 1 tune, sung by Pearl Jacobs Borusky)
Roud #4220
File: PJB233

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