Come All You Young Ladies and Gentlemen

DESCRIPTION: "Come all you young ladies and gentlemen... Once I was young like you, and then I was happy and single, Till my mother advised me to wed." His wife burns his boots, abuses his cat, sells his belongings, won't feed him; he wishes she were dead
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Vaughan Williams collection)
KEYWORDS: marriage wife hardtimes abuse
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Palmer-ECS, #97, "Come All You Young Ladies and Gentlemen" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #1507
cf. "The Wife Wrapt in Wether's Skin" [Child 277] (theme: a wife who is no help) and references there
File: PECS097

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