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Book TitleAuthorDateNotes
Song TitleThere's nobody comes to marry me
Roud No.846
Collected FromSawyer, David [Phoebus]
LocationOgbourne St. Andrew
CountyWiltshire
Collected ByWilliams, Alfred
Alternative Title
Tune
Date
Source PrimaryWSRO: 2598/36 Packet 4 - Wiltshire: Williams, A: MS collection No Wt 470
Source SecondaryWilliams, A: Folk songs of the upper Thames, 1923, p 226, 227
Recording
 
Song Lyrics
Verse 1

Last night the dogs did bark,
And I did go to see,
And this is the last word ever I spoke,
'There's nobody comes to me.'

Chorus

Oh dear! What shall I do?
Oh dear! Where shall I go?
There's nobody comes to marry me,
There's nobody comes to woo.

Verse 2

My father's a hedger and ditcher,
My mother does nothing but spin,
And I am a pretty girl,
And the money comes slowly in.

Chorus

Verse 3

Now I must die an old maid,
Oh dear! How shocking the thought!
Oh, what a misfortune it is!
But I'm sure it is not my own fault.

Chorus
 
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Notes
Alfred Williams - 'Heard in Wiltshire only; copy of David Sawyer.'

Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2007.

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