I Must And Will Get Married (The Fit)

DESCRIPTION: Mother and daughter are talking. The daughter says, "I must and will get married; I'm in the notion now" (or "...the fit comes on me now"). Mother asks who she will marry; she names the (miller Sam). If he won't agree, she'll find another
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1845 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(4262))
KEYWORDS: marriage mother loneliness
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South)) US(Ap,MW,SE)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Wiltshire-WSRO Gl 57, "Twas on an Easter Morning" (1 text)
SharpAp 128, "I Must and I Will Get Married" (1 text, 1 tune)
Sharp/Karpeles-80E 53, "I Must And Will Get Married" (1 text, 1 tune)
Musick-Larkin 8, "The Fit Comes On Me Now" (1 text)
Chappell/Wooldridge II, pp. 27-28, "The Fit's Upon Me Now" (1 tune, which may be this piece; no text is provided)

Roud #441
Bodleian, Harding B 11(4262)[some words illegible], "The Fit Comes on me Now" ("It was on Easter Monday, the spring time of the year"), J. Pitts (London), 1819-1844; also Harding B 11(264), Harding B 11(1217), "The Fit Comes on me Now"
NLScotland, L.C.Fol.178.A.2(048), "The Tid is on Me Now," James Lindsay (Glasgow), c.1855

cf. "Lolly-Too-Dum" (theme)
The Fit Comes On Me Now
NOTES: This song is thematically identical to "Lolly-Too-Dum," but the stanza form is different enough that I have separated them. - RBW
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