Faggot Cutter, The
DESCRIPTION: The faggot cutter works but "quits whene'er he please." He prefers the single life: no debts, troubles or babies, and no man to court his wife when he is away. Marrying leads to trouble whether the girl is good-looking, homely, big or small.
EARLIEST DATE: 1961 (Fowke-Ontario)
KEYWORDS: marriage work nonballad
FOUND IN: Canada(Ont)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Fowke-Ontario 45, "The Faggot Cutter" (1 text, 1 tune)
I Mean to Lead a Single Life
NOTES: Fowke-Ontario, p. 187, calls this a "lively old English drinking song," but cites only a handful of parallels. Much of it feels quite similar to "A-Begging I Will Go." - RBW
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