Good-Looking Widow, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer, a good-looking widow, has had three husbands and is looking for a fourth. Her husbands were a tailor who was a swell, a baker who was a loafer, and another who "was some fond o' me, but mair fond o' a dram"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan7)
KEYWORDS: marriage drink death
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan7 1302, "The Good-Looking Widow" (4 texts, 2 tunes)
Roud #7199
NOTES: Sounds like a Scottish rewrite of the Wife of Bath's Prologue. It might be interesting to sing it with "The Marriage of Sir Gawain" [Child 31], which is essentially the Wife's tale. - RBW
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File: GrD71302

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