Ere You Ask a Girl to Leave Her Happy Home

DESCRIPTION: "By a dear old mother's side Stood her eldest boy, her pride... As the lad began to tell Of the girl he loved so well... The dear old mother said, My boy, ere you are wed... You must have employment... Ere you ask a girl to leave her happy home."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: love marriage work unemployment mother
FOUND IN: US(So) Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 861, "Ere You Ask a Girl to Leave Her Happy Home" (1 text)
Roud #7532
RECORDINGS:
Mr. and Mrs. M. Devereaux, "When You Asked a Girl to Leave Her Happy Home" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters, "When You Ask a Girl To Leave Her Happy Home" (Gennett 6176, 2917; "Gennett Old Time Music - Classic Country Recordings 1927-1929"; JSP Records CD JSP77130D, 2010)

NOTES [53 words]: Missing from Randolph but included in MUNFLA/Leach and DaCosta Woltz is the boy's answer to mother's question, "How would you support a wife and dress her well?": "Why we could live, on the money you would give And in one of father's houses we could dwell." Mother answers, "To depend on us for home will never do." - BS
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File: R861

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