“No to be Married Ava”


"Our Girzie was noo thirty-six, Though some rather more did her ca', And ane quite sae auld to get married Has little or nae chance ava." The old maid finds herself teased, and desperately offers to wed any man, whatever his faults, rather than stay unwed

Cross references


  1. Ford-Vagabond, pp. 308-310, "No to be Married Ava" (1 text)
  2. Roud #7161
  3. BI, FVS308


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1904 (Ford)
Found in: Britain(Scotland)