DESCRIPTION: Paddy O'Rafferty, marries Judy O'Doherty, a scold. "With pleasure I'd pay for a neat wooden suit for her." They go to dig turf. She falls in a hole; "Says I, there's an Irish divorce for you." He would dance on her grave but the mossy ground is too soft.
EARLIEST DATE: 1956 (OCroinin-Cronin)
KEYWORDS: shrewishness marriage abuse death humorous burial
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OCroinin-Cronin 118, "Paudeen O'Rafferty" (1 text)
NOTES: OCroinin-Cronin text is from Healy, The Mercier Book of Irish Street Ballads 4, pp. 134-135, "Paddy O'Rafferty." Elizabeth Cronin's song lists have only the title. - BS
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