My Mother-In-Law

DESCRIPTION: Dialect song. The singer grumbles "My life is all troubles... I'd rather be sent off to jail or to Congress Dan live all my life mit my mother-in-law." He complains of her ugliness. He claims she beats him. He says he married his wife, not her family
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: family abuse humorous
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Browne 140, "My Mother-In-Law" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Randolph 395, "My Mother-In-Law" (1 text)
High, p. 16, "My Mother-in-law" (1 text)
Hubbard, #132, "My Mother-In-Law" (1 text, 1 tune)
Morris, #74, "My Mother-In-Law" (1 text, not in dialect)

Roud #4650
File: R395

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