Testament, The

DESCRIPTION: "Farewell my wife, my joy in life, I freely now do give thee My whole estate" which is very meager: a piece of soap, a frying pan, a broken pail, greasy hat, old tom cat.... "Don't cry ... Another spouse comes by-and-by, with money in his breeches"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: poverty bequest lastwill death humorous nonballad husband wife
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan3 702, "The Testament" (1 text)
Roud #6118
File: GrD3702

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