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
KEYWORDS: marriage wedding age
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South,Lond),Scotland) Ireland Canada(Mar,Newf) US(Ap,MW,NE,Ro,SE)
REFERENCES (19 citations):
Sharp-OneHundredEnglishFolksongs 38, "The Sign of the Bonny Blue Bell" (1 text, 1 tune)
Reeves/Sharp-TheIdiomOfThePeople 94, "The Sign of the Bonny Blue Bell" (1 text)
Karpeles-TheCrystalSpring 53, "The Sign of the Bonny Blue Bell" (1 text, 1 tune)
Williams-Wiltshire-WSRO Mi 638, "Monday Morning" (1 text)
Kennedy-FolksongsOfBritainAndIreland 137, "Next Monday Morning' (1 text, 1 tune)
Palmer, #86, "Tuesday Morning" (1 text, 1 tune)
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore2 173, "I'm Going to Get Married Next Sunday" (1 text)
Sharp-EnglishFolkSongsFromSouthernAppalachians 143, "I'm Going to get Married next Sunday" (1 text, 1 tune)
Rosenbaum-FolkVisionsAndVoices, pp. 136-137. "As I Walked Out One Morning in Spring" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Flanders/Ballard/Brown/Barry-NewGreenMountainSongster, pp. 225-226, 'Next Monday Morning" (1 text, 1 tune)
Peters-FolkSongsOutOfWisconsin, p. 150, "One Morning, One Morning, One Morning in Spring" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hubbard-BalladsAndSongsFromUtah, #73, "I'm Going to be Married" (1 text)
Creighton/Senior-TraditionalSongsOfNovaScotia, pp. 165-166, "[I'm Going to Be Married on Monday]" (1 text plus 1 fragment, 2 tunes)
Pottie/Ellis-FolksongsOfTheMaritimes, pp. 150-151, "I'm Going to Get Married" (1 text, 1 tune)
Peacock, p. 559, "Monday Morning" (1 text, 1 tune)
Opie/Opie-OxfordDictionaryOfNurseryRhymes 464, "On Saturday night shall be my care" (2 texts)
Baring-Gould-AnnotatedMotherGoose #161, p. 119, "(On Saturday night shall be my care)"
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
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) (on FSBFTX13)
Mrs. Edward Gallagher, "I'm Going to Get Married" (on NovaScotia1)

Bodleian, Harding B 11(1654), "I Shall Be Married on Monday Morning" ("As I was walking one morning in spring"), Williamson (Newcastle), c.1845
I'm Going to be Married on Sunday
NOTES [87 words]: 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-BalladsAndSongsFromUtah'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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