DESCRIPTION: The singer is forty-five with a young wife who "loves to go out on a spree" leaving him to watch the baby. One night he goes out for a stroll while the baby is sleeping and "my dear wife I spied hugging a soldier sixteen"
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (Leach-Labrador)
KEYWORDS: infidelity marriage baby wife
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Leach-Labrador 115, "Hush-a-Bye, Baby" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST LLab115 (Full)
cf. "Rocking the Cradle (and the Child Not His Own)" (theme)
cf. "Unhappy Jeremiah (The Brats of Jeremiah)" (plot)
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