I Wish That You Were Dead, Goodman

DESCRIPTION: "There's six eggs in the pan, goodman (x2), there's one for you and twa for me, And three for (our John Hielandman)." The woman complains, and concludes, "I wish ye were dead, wi' a stone at your head, and I'd run awa wi' John Hielandman"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1823 (Sharpe)
KEYWORDS: food love curse death
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber)) Ireland
REFERENCES (3 citations):
GreigDuncan3 695, "Oh, Gin Ye Were Deid, Goodman" (1 fragment)
SHenry H531, p. 506-507, "I Wish That You Were Dead, Goodman" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST HHH531 (Full)
Roud #5884
cf. "Green Grow the Rashes" (tune, per GreigDuncan3)
There's a Herrin' in the Pan
NOTES [47 words]: Murray Shoolbraid's notes in the Digital Tradition discuss possible bawdy connections of this song. Interestingly, though they are all extremely subtle, Gordeanna McCulloch has a text which seems to have cleaned them all up and converted them into a complaint against landlords. - RBW
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