Soldier, Soldier, Will You Marry Me

DESCRIPTION: The girl asks the soldier to marry her. He says that he lacks suit, shoes, whatnot. She runs off to the craftsmen and fetches him everything he mentions. Now well-equipped, he tells her that he already has a wife at home
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1903 (Newell)
KEYWORDS: courting lie request rejection soldier dialog
FOUND IN: US(Ap,MA,MW,NE,Ro,SE,So) Britain(England(West),Scotland(Bord)) Ireland Canada(Mar,Newf)
REFERENCES (19 citations):
Randolph 65, "Soldier, Soldier, Marry Me" (1 text plus an excerpt, 1 tune)
Owens-1ed, pp. 261-262, "Soldier Soldier" (1 text, 1 tune)
Eddy 89, "Soldier, Soldier, Won't You Marry Me" (1 text plus an excerpt, 2 tunes)
BrownIII 7, "Soldier, Soldier, Won't You Marry Me?" (1 text plus 2 excerpts and mention of 3 more)
BrownSchinhanV 7, "Soldier, Soldier, Won't You Marry Me?" (2 tunes plus text excerpts)
Brewster 96, "Soldier, Soldier, Will You Marry Me" (1 text)
SharpAp 90, "Soldier, Won't You Marry Me?" (3 texts, 3 tunes)
Creighton/Senior, pp. 254-257, "Soldier, Soldier" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Karpeles-Newfoundland 78, "Soldier, Will You Marry Me" (1 text, 1 tune)
Flanders/Brown, p. 61, "The Gallant Soldier" (1 text)
Hubbard, #56, "Soldier, Soldier, Will You Marry Me?" (1 text)
Scott-BoA, pp. 30-31, "Soldier, Soldier, Won't You Marry Me?" (1 text, 1 tune)
Kennedy 305, "Soldier, Soldier" (1 text, 1 tune)
LPound-ABS, 109, pp. 224-225, "Dutchman, Dutchman, Won't You Marry Me?" (1 text)
JHCox 159, "Soldier, Soldier, Won't You Marry Me?" (1 text)
Carey-MarylandFolkLegends, p. 104, "Soldier, Won't You Marry Me?" (1 text)
Newell, #30, "Soldier, Soldier, Will You Marry Me?" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 344, "Soldier, Soldier, Won't You Marry Me" (1 text)
DT, SOLDMARR*

Roud #489
RECORDINGS:
Colin Keane, "Soldier, Soldier" (on Lomax42, LomaxCD1742)
New Lost City Ramblers, "Soldier, Soldier, Will You Marry Me" (on NLCR10)
Russ Pike, "Soldier, Won't You Marry Me?" (AFS, 1941; on LC02)
Gid Tanner & his Skillet Lickers, "Soldier Will You Marry Me" (Columbia 15589-D, 1930)

File: R065

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