Poor Married Man (I)

DESCRIPTION: "You may talk about the joys of the sweet honeymoon... But almost every case they're gone too soon." The troubles and burdens of the married man are listed; "You can tell by his clothes wherever he goes That he is a poor married man."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1922 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: marriage family hardtimes work
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownIII 309, "Poor Married Man" (1 text plus a fragment)
BrownSchinhanV 309, "Poor Married Man" (3 tunes plus text excerpts)

Roud #16861
cf. "Poor Married Man (II)" (theme)
cf. "I Wish I Were Single Again (I - Male)" (theme)
NOTES [35 words]: The versions I have seen of this are so close to "Poor Married Man (II)" that I almost lumped them. But they don't seem to have actual lyrics in common, and Roud splits them. I follow his lead, very hesitantly. - RB
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