New Electric Light, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer's wife is desperate for electric lights. She wanders the streets seeking them. One night the singer finds a strange man in the house; it proves to be her cousin, who installs lights. She reportedly amuses herself with the light while he's gone
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: technology humorous husband wife
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 489, "The New Electric Light" (1 text)
Roud #7585
NOTES: There was a music hall song, "The New Electric Light," words by F. W. Green and music by Alfred Lee; it does not appear to be this song. The first line, as found in Scott-EnglishSB, pp. 146-147, is "Oh, have you heard the latest news Of how the world's to be?" - RBW
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File: R489

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