How Five-and-Twenty Shillings Are Expended in a Week

DESCRIPTION: A tradesman asks his wife how his wages are spent. She lists to the halfpenny: rent, meat, bread ... his fish, drinking, tobacco and shaving... and her drop of gin
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1846 (broadside, Bodleian Johnson Ballads 520)
KEYWORDS: money work drink food dialog humorous husband wife
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Kidson-Tunes, p. 162, "How Five-and-Twenty Shillings Are Expended in a Week" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: John Ashton, Modern Street Ballads (Detroit: Singing Tree Press, 1968 reprint of London: Chatto & Windus 1888 edition), pp. 48-51, "How Five and Twenty Shillings Were Expended in a Week" ("It's of a tradesman and his wife, I heard the other day") (1 text; see note)
Jon Raven, _The Urban and Industrial Songs of the Black Country and Birmingham_, Broadside, 1977, pp. 233-234, "How Five & Twenty Shillings Were Expended in a Week" (1 text)

BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Johnson Ballads 520 [many illegible words], "How Five and Twenty Shillings Was Expended in a Week" ("It is of a tradesman and his wife"), E.M.A. Hodges (London), 1844-1845; also Harding B 11(1585), Firth c.20(129), Firth b.27(336), Harding B 11(1583), Harding B 11(1582), "How Five and Twenty Shillings Was Expended in a Week"; Harding B 11(1584), "How Five and Twenty Shillings Are Expended in a Week""; Firth b.25(251), "How Five and Twenty Shillings Were Expended in a Week"
LOCSinging, as112660, "How 25s. Were Expended in a Week" ("It is a tradesman and his wife, I heard the other day"), unknown, no date

SAME TUNE:
Pretty Little Miss (broadside, Bodleian Firth b.27(336))
File: KiTu162

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