It's Time I Was a Bride

DESCRIPTION: "I'd like mighty well to change my name And share another's home." The woman is of marriageable age, and tired of being alone. "But he must be a soldier, A veteran of the wars, One who has fought for southern rights Beneath the Stars and Bars."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: Civilwar patriotic oldmaid marriage
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 241, "It's Time I Was a Bride" (1 text)
Roud #7711
NOTES: I can't help but suspect that this song is an old piece about a girl who misses a man. Someone then tacked on the final stanza to give it a Confederate twist. - RBW
File: R241

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