DESCRIPTION: Charlie warns "fan ye mairry tae manage yer wife." When she nagged him and he took a stick to beat her she took it and beat him. She scratches him when he drinks. Though she reads the Scriptures she is the devil that breaks "hen-ridden" Charlie's bones.
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan7)
KEYWORDS: shrewishness marriage warning violence drink humorous nonballad wife
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan7 1300, "Mealy-Mou'd Charlie" (1 text, 1 tune)
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