Scolding Wife (III), The (A Woman's Tongue Will Never Take a Rest)

DESCRIPTION: "Oh, you've often heard it asked Why a woman talks so fast Oh, she runs around with every bit of news." The singer claims "a woman's tongue will never take a rest"; she talks while he works. He advises marrying a wife who is "blind, deaf, and dumb."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1922 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: husband wife
FOUND IN: US(SE,So) Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
BrownII 201, "The Scolding Wife" (1 text plus mention of 1 more)
BrownSchinhanIV 201, "The Scolding Wife (1 excerpt, 1 tune)
Browne 143, "Chinning Music" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #6585 and 11345
RECORDINGS:
Mrs. Rice, "A Woman's Tongue" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
A Woman's Tongue Will Never Take a Rest
NOTES [39 words]: I should perhaps assign this song the keyword "humorous," since it was probably intended to be funny. But it isn't; it's just a whine. It's strange to note that both the Brown, Browne, and Leach versions were collected from women. - RBW
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File: BrII201

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