Whirly Whorl, The

DESCRIPTION: Bridesmaid describes a bride's problems with an elderly groom. The bride modestly turns her back, then her front, but he gives no comfort. She berates her mother for marrying her to an old fool, and vows to find a young man "to play at the whirly whorl"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Buchan)
KEYWORDS: age disability marriage sex wedding bawdy
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
Roud #12573
RECORDINGS:
Anne Briggs, "The Whirly Whorl" (on BirdBush1, BirdBush2, Briggs3)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Maids When You're Young Never Wed an Old Man" (theme) and references there
File: RcTWW

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