Fit's Come Owre Me Noo, The
DESCRIPTION: Daughter and mother discuss the pros and cons of marriage and spinsterhood. Daughter has been courted by many and finally Willie comes and marries her.
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (Greig/Duncan7)
LONG DESCRIPTION: Daughter: "The miller and the mautman And Jack that holds the ploo'" are after me. Mother: You don't know the trouble of marriage and children. Daughter: I am tired of working for you. Mother: You have not worked hard yet; when you marry you will have to do whatever your husband says. Daughter: He can't ask more than I can do; "I mean to have a man"; don't you remember our old aunt who lived in a garret with just a cat and parrot. Willie takes her to church and they marry.
KEYWORDS: courting marriage wedding dialog mother
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #176, p. 2, "The Fits"; #179, p. 2, "The Fits" (1 text plus 1 fragment)
Greig/Duncan7 1336, "The Fit's Come Owre Me Noo" (4 texts, 2 tunes)
NOTES [29 words]: It's tempting to lump Greig/Duncan7 with "I Must And Will Get Married (The Fit)" based on its theme and structure. However, it shares no non-chorus lines with that song. - BS
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