O Jamie Man Tak My Advice

DESCRIPTION: "If you get a wife like mine You'll rue it till you dee." The singer's wife nags when he would drink and breaks teapots on his head. He warns Jamie against considering beauty: "look ye for ane that's mild an' meek"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1917 (GreigDuncan7)
KEYWORDS: shrewishness violence drink nonballad husband wife abuse
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan7 1296, "O Jamie Man Tak My Advice" (1 text)
Roud #7143
File: GrD71296

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