Two Wenches at Once

DESCRIPTION: The singer was happy until Cupid "put into my head that I wanted a wife." He fell in love with two sisters, Betsy and Mary. He always preferred the one he was not with. Suddenly they both marry, leaving him "in the lurch." Never court two wenches at once
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1818 (Hudson)
KEYWORDS: courting love marriage sister youth
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Williams-Thames, pp. 283-284, "Betsy and Mary" (1 text) (also Wiltshire-WSRO Wt 429)
ADDITIONAL: Thomas Hudson, Comic Songs (London, 1818 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 21-22, "Two Wenches at Once" ("Till I fell in love, I war happy enow") (1 text)

Roud #1318
Bodleian, Harding B 11(1649), "Two Wenches at Once" ("Till I fell in love I were happy enow"), J. Pitts (London), 1819-1844; also Harding B 11(3923), 2806 c.16*(121), 2806 d.31(2), "Two Wenches at Once"
File: WT283

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