I Had a Wife

DESCRIPTION: Singer describes how he got rid of his wife by chopping off her head. Without evidence, the killing is ruled an "act of providence." Listeners are advised to follow the singer's example
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (recording, Pete Seeger)
KEYWORDS: marriage violence homicide death wife humorous
FOUND IN:
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Silber-FSWB, p. 174, "I Had A Wife" (1 text)
DT, HADAWIFE

RECORDINGS:
Pete Seeger, "I Had a Wife" (on PeteSeeger02, PeteSeegerCD01)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Drunken Sailor" (tune)
cf. "Lanigan's Ball (II)" (first verse)
File: FSWB174B

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