Show Me The Lady That Never Would Roam
DESCRIPTION: "I am just (forty-five), with a dear little wife, who is just ten years younger than me." The singer wishes his wife "never would roam." His wife "causes me a lot of grief... oft from her home"; she goes out for fun while he "rocks the dear baby to sleep"
EARLIEST DATE: 1947 (Hubbard)
KEYWORDS: marriage infidelity nonballad children wife
FOUND IN: Ireland US(Ro)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
OCroinin-Cronin 137, "Show Me The Lady That Never Would Roam" (1 text)
Hubbard, #125, "When I Rock the Deer Snookums to Sleep" (2 texts, 1 tune)
cf. "Rocking the Cradle (and the Child Not His Own)" (theme) and references there
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