Upside Down

DESCRIPTION: The singer and companions used to live a roving life, "but to my sad grief I married a wife...." His wife abuses him for drinking. His sister advises him to "hit her a smack across her back and turn her upside down." The remedy works
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1937 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: husband wife abuse fight
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H694, pp. 503-504, "Upside Down" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #9467
cf. "The Wife Wrapt in Wether's Skin" [Child 277] (theme) and references there
File: HHH694

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