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Thread #71024   Message #1212939
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
23-Jun-04 - 11:41 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Courting Too Slow
Subject: RE: courting too slow
Laws P5, and number 1918 in the Roud Folk Song Index, where most of the examples listed (under various titles) are American. The text here seems to be from Logan's Pedlar's Pack (Edinburgh, 1869), judging by the first line. The song appeared on broadsides, and some -rather shorter than the above- can be seen at Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads:

Courting too slow