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A Crow’s Wedding

by Bernadette Weyde
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A wedding with none of the bride’s relatives in attendance was called a ‘Crow’s Wedding’ and there is the following rhyme:

The little wedding of the crow
Went over the road,
Without mother and father,
Or sister and brother.

Poosey beg fannag
Hie shiar yn bayr,
Gyn mummig ny jyssig,
Ny shuyr ny braar.


(source: from Manx Notes & Queries (1904) edited by Charles Roeder; artwork is an art print by Alexandra Wolf & puppy President Poni of Black Baroque)

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