:: Title :: I Wonder When I Shall Be Married
:: Genre :: comic song, lyric song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Ritchie, Jean [vocal]
:: Setting :: Alan Lomax's apartment, 3rd Street
:: Location :: Greenwich Village, New York City (New York), New York (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., Anglo-American, Appalachian, Kentucky
:: Session :: Jean Ritchie 4/49
:: Date :: 4/16/1949
:: Reference Information :: T1015.0, Track 10 (00:02:07)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Jean Ritchie performs love songs, ballads, and laments.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jean Ritchie's family had "eleven girls born in our house, and only three boys, and that seemed to be pretty much the pattern all through the community. This little song the girls used to sing over the dishwashing, and by the time the older ones got up into their teens, it had come to have real meaning. By the time I came along, it was well established in our locality as 'the Ritchie old-maid song.'" --Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians As Sung by Jean Ritchie [Source: Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians]
0 - Author: unknown Earliest date: 1923 Probably began as a British broadside.
:: Collection :: Jean Ritchie 1949 and 1950

 

 

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