The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
Old English Saying
Mirror, mirror tell me
Am I pretty or plain?
Or am I downright ugly, and ugly to remain?
Shall I marry a gentleman?
Shall I marry a clown?
Or shall I marry old knives and scissors
Shouting through this town?
Submitter comment: A saying of women in fear of becoming an "old maid."
Keyword(s): Knife Grinder
|Subject headings:||Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse|
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Use of Object
Date learned: 00-00-1990