“Fair Maid of Glasgow Town”


The singer meets a pretty girl and asks if she will marry him. She points out that he is a stranger, and adds that she has a fiancee. He starts to leave. She calls him back and says she will marry him. He says he's not interested.


Too bad they didn't marry; they deserved each other. I doubt there has ever been a song where two people both rejected the other in the space of sixty seconds. Except on a soap opera, of course. - RBW


  1. SHenry H579, p. 345, "Fair Maid of Glasgow Town" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #5546
  3. BI, HHH579


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1935 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: love courting rejection
Found in: Ireland