DESCRIPTION: Smiggey marries a maid (or fights in Bull Run). The maid winds the clock and milks the cow "from the chimney top." She has a cramp (or gets the croup) and "they brought her to with some turtle soup." She meets Mose, they come to blows and home she goes.
EARLIEST DATE: 1849 (GreigDuncan7); before 1865 (broadside, Bodleian LOCSinging as203350)
KEYWORDS: humorous nonsense disease injury animal food fight
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar) Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Greig "Folk-Song in Buchan," p. 30, "The Wee Wifie" (1 fragment)
GreigDuncan7 1290, GreigDuncan8 Addenda, "The Thrifty Wife" (3 texts, 4 tunes)
Creighton-SNewBrunswick 71, "I Have a Wife" (1 text, 1 tune)
O'Conor, p. 143, "Smiggy Maglooral" (1 text)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #2130, p. 143, "Smiggey McGuirrel" (2 references)
ST OCon143 (Partial)
Bodleian, Harding B 18(711), "Smiggey McGuirrel", H. De Marsan (New York) , 1861-1864 [same as LOCSinging as203350]
LOCSinging, as203350, "Smiggey McGuirrel", H. De Marsan (New York), 1861-1864 [same as Bodleian Harding B 18(711)]
The Wee Wifie
NOTES: GreigDuncan7: "Sung by John Allan, Caysmill, 1849."
Broadside LOCSinging as203350 and Bodleian Harding B 18(711): H. De Marsan dating per Studying Nineteenth-Century Popular Song by Paul Charosh in American Music, Winter 1997, Vol 15.4, Table 1, available at FindArticles site. - BS
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