Old Bachelor (I), The

DESCRIPTION: Singer, an old bachelor ignorant of women, marries a 16-year-old, primarily to keep him warm at night. She wants more from him, which baffles him until her mother tells him the facts of life. He obliges; a fine son results, to his surprise and delight
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (GreigDuncan7)
KEYWORDS: age marriage sex bawdy humorous mother bachelor
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber),England(North))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #19, p. 2, "The Auld Bachelor" (1 fragment)
GreigDuncan7 1390, "I Am an Auld Bachelor" (4 texts, 3 tunes)

Roud #7162
RECORDINGS:
A. L. Lloyd, "The Old Bachelor" (on BirdBush1, BirdBush2)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Maids When You're Young Never Wed an Old Man" (theme) and references there
File: RcTOB

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