“A'body's Like to be Married but Me”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1904 (Ford); said to have been printed in the 1802 _Scots Magazine_
Keywords: oldmaid rejection loneliness
Found in: Britain(Scotland)

Description

"As Jenny sat down wi' her wheel b the fire... She said to herself... "Oh! a'body's like to be married but me." She recalls the companions of her youth, perhaps interested then but no longer. She concludes they are worthless -- but still feels unhappy

Cross references

References

  1. Ford-Vagabond, pp. 299-300, "A'body's Like to be Married but Me" (1 text)
  2. Roud #7160
  3. BI, FVS299