Limmer, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer has a hard-hearted jade. She hit him with a stool and a poker. He threatens to hang her. She goes to bed frightened and died. Her friends mourn but he has no tears and "wished them a joyful meetin'." He'll remain a widower.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: shrewishness marriage violence abuse death husband wife
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig "Folk-Song in Buchan," p. 30, ("I ance had a wife o' my ain") (1 text)
GreigDuncan8 1866, "The Limmer" (2 texts)

Roud #13584
NOTES: A "limmer" is a scoundrel. - BS
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File: GrD81866

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