What Do You Think of My Darling?

DESCRIPTION: The singer lives on a small pension. His wife makes him do the nasty jobs around the house and "if I don't do it right it's a slap ... a kick or a clout" She drinks, gossips, is ugly and dirty. He prays "the devil like lightening might sweep her away"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1922 (Dean)
KEYWORDS: shrewishness marriage drink ordeal wife
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar) US(MW)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Dibblee/Dibblee, p. 102, "What Do You Think of My Darling?" (1 text, 1 tune)
Dean, p. 127, "The Shrew Wife" (1 text)

Roud #9602
File: Dib102

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