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Mother and Daughter Story About Marriage

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Title

Mother and Daughter Story About Marriage

Subject

Timberville (Va)

Description

A poem written concerning a mother and daughter discussing marriage. The author of the poem is unknown. It is dated January 1 1857 and is labeled as being written in Timberville Virginia.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Mother and Daughter Story About Marriage, Timberville Virginia, January 1 1851, Series II: Documents and Photographs, Advisory Committee Research Collection, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

January 1 1857

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC)

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Twas on a monday morning the wether being fair
The mother and her daughter went out to take the air
The mother began to talk and this maid began now
Saying I might as well get married for the fits come on me now

O hold your jams my daughter and keep your tongue idle
You must not get married for you are too young
My age is fifteen and the ballence you must allow
Sayin I might as well get married for the fits come on me now

O what if you was to try and could get a man
O hold your hams my mother for here is the miller son
He was standing by my sid at the pailing of the cow
Sayin I might as well get married for the fits come on me now

O what if he was to slight you for slighting him before
O hold your jaws my mother in town is pleny more
There is the salor and tailor and the boy that plow follows
Sayin I might as well get married for the fits come on me now

Winters drawing nigh and we are getting cold weater
Its hard for one to by alone when two can by together
By alone I want I wow
Sayin I might as well get married for the fits come on me now

Original Format

Poem

Citation

Unknown, “Mother and Daughter Story About Marriage,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed September 24, 2018, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11418.

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