“O Gin That I Were Mairrit”


"I'm now a lass of thirty-three, As clever a hizzie as ye'll see, And feint a ane a'er courtit me...." "(O gin that I were mairrit, mairrit, mairrit... I raley would do weel, O." The old maid lists her property and describes her skills


This, to me, feels so close to "I Wonder When I Shall Be Married" that I thought seriously about lumping them. But while the feeling is exactly the same, there aren't many words in common, and the ones that are are the sort you almost have to use in songs like this. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Ord, pp. 39-40, "O Gin That I Were Mairrit" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #3786
  3. BI, Ord040


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Found in: Britain(Scotland)