“I Must And Will Get Married (The Fit)”


Mother and daughter are talking. The daughter says, "I must and will get married; I'm in the notion now" (or "...the fit comes on me now"). Mother asks who she will marry; she names the (miller Sam). If he won't agree, she'll find another


This song is thematically identical to "Lolly-Too-Dum," but the stanza form is different enough that I have separated them. - RBW

Cross references


  1. SharpAp 128, "I Must and I Will Get Married" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Sharp/Karpeles-80E 53, "I Must And Will Get Married" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Chappell/Wooldridge II, pp. 27-28, "The Fit's Upon Me Now" (1 tune, which may be this piece; no text is provided)
  4. Roud #441
  5. BI, SKE53


Alternate titles: “The Fit Comes On Me Now”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1918 (Cecil Sharp Collection)
Found in: US(Ap,SE)