Marriage Causes Trouble

DESCRIPTION: He says he will never marry, "my sorrow for to double," because you need a house, pots, pans, cradle .... She says she has a house and the other things. He says they'd need two maids for the house and children. She says she'll do everything. See notes.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (GreigDuncan5)
KEYWORDS: marriage dialog nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #147, p. 2, "The Troubles of Marriage" (1 text)
GreigDuncan5 1071, "Marriage Causes Trouble" (2 texts, 2 tunes)

Roud #6313
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Lass o' Benachie" (tune, per GreigDuncan5)
NOTES: The current description is based on the GreigDuncan5 fragment. Duncan says, "No more words remembered; only ultimately the woman turns upon the man and cuts him up." - BS
Last updated in version 2.5
File: GrD51071

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