Poor Married Man (II)

DESCRIPTION: "Come listen to the doleful ditty of a poor married man, And when you've heard it you will pity a poor married man." His bills are overdue. His wife beats him. His six children don't resemble him. His daughter will make another fellow a poor married man.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1947 (Hubbard)
KEYWORDS: hardtimes husband wife infidelity
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hubbard, #133, "Poor Married Man" (2 texts, 1 tune)
cf. "Poor Married Man (I)" (theme)
cf. "I Wish I Were Single Again (I - Male)" (theme)
NOTES [35 words]: The versions I have seen of this are so close to "Poor Married Man (I)" that I almost lumped them. But they don't seem to have actual lyrics in common, and Roud splits them. I follow his lead, very hesitantly. - RB
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