When I Was Single (II)

DESCRIPTION: The singer recalls the gay nights he lived when single. Now married, his wife leaves him to watch the cradle and run errands. He laments that "the poor man's labor is never done."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Eddy)
KEYWORDS: marriage nonballad
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Eddy 71, "When I Was Single" (1 text)
ST E071 (Full)
Roud #5357
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "I Wish I Were Single Again (I - Male)"
cf. "Rocking the Cradle (and the Child Not His Own)" (plot)
cf. "Married and Single Life" (subject)
NOTES: This may be a version of "Rocking the Cradle (and the Child Not His Own)"; Eddy's fragment is too short for me to be sure. - RBW
File: E071

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