Next Monday Morning

DESCRIPTION: The singer meets a young girl who says she will be married next Sunday (or other day). He asks her age; she is (12/16/other). He tells her she's too young to marry. She replies that she will be married that day and describes the festivities. End of story.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1850
KEYWORDS: marriage wedding age
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South,Lond),Scotland) Ireland Canada(Mar,Newf) US(Ap,MW,NE,Ro,SE)
REFERENCES (17 citations):
Sharp-100E 38, "The Sign of the Bonny Blue Bell" (1 text, 1 tune)
Reeves-Sharp 94, "The Sign of the Bonny Blue Bell" (1 text)
Wiltshire-WSRO Mi 638, "Monday Morning" (1 text)
Kennedy 137, "Next Monday Morning' (1 text, 1 tune)
Palmer, #86, "Tuesday Morning" (1 text, 1 tune)
BrownII 173, "I'm Going to Get Married Next Sunday" (1 text)
SharpAp 143, "I'm Going to get Married next Sunday" (1 text, 1 tune)
Rosenbaum, pp. 136-137. "As I Walked Out One Morning in Spring" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Flanders-NewGreen, pp. 225-226, 'Next Monday Morning" (1 text, 1 tune)
Peters, p. 150, "One Morning, One Morning, One Morning in Spring" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hubbard, #73, "I'm Going to be Married" (1 text)
Creighton/Senior, pp. 165-166, "[I'm Going to Be Married on Monday]" (1 text plus 1 fragment, 2 tunes)
Peacock, p. 559, "Monday Morning" (1 text, 1 tune)
Opie-Oxford2 464, "On Saturday night shall be my care" (2 texts)
Baring-Gould-MotherGoose #161, p. 119, "(On Saturday night shall be my care)"
DT, NEXTMOND* NEXTMON2*
ADDITIONAL: James P. Leary, Compiler and Annotator, _Wisconsin Folklore_ University of Wisconsin Press, 2009, article "Kentucky Folksong in Northern Wisconsin" by Asher E. Treat, pp. 240-241, "One Morning, One Morning, One Morning in Spring" (1 text, 1 tune, sung by Mrs. M. G. Jacobs)

Roud #579
RECORDINGS:
Freeman Bennett, "Monday Morning" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
W. Guy Bruce, "As I Walked Out One Morning In Spring" (on FolkVisions1)
Harry Cox, "Next Monday Morning" (on HCox01)
Mrs. Edward Gallagher, "I'm Going to Get Married" (on NovaScotia1)

BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 11(1654), "I Shall Be Married on Monday Morning" ("As I was walking one morning in spring"), Williamson (Newcastle), c.1845
ALTERNATE TITLES:
I'm Going to be Married on Sunday
NOTES: The Brown text lacks the objection to the girl's youth. Perhaps a deliberate American adaption, where the availability of land meant that teenagers, especially in mountain areas, did marry quite young? - RBW
Perhaps, but the version in Sharp has the objection. - PJS
As do others -- indeed, Hubbard's version retains little but the objection. It clearly occurs in the American tradition; I just wondered if there might be some versions which take that out deliberately as opposed to accidentally. - RBW
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File: ShH38

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