There's Bound to be a Row

DESCRIPTION: Singer has "an awful wife." "If I do everything that's right, she'll find a fault somehow." He sleeps on the sofa when she takes in a lodger. She takes his money, gives him a meager allowance, "and if I spend it all at once, there's bound to be a row"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1867 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(3778))
KEYWORDS: shrewishness marriage humorous wife
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber,Bord))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
GreigDuncan7 1287, "There's Bound to be a Row" (1 text)
McMorland-Scott, pp. 58-59, 150, "There's Bound to Be a Row" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Willie Scott, "There's Bound to be a Row," School of Scottish Studies Archive SA1962.027,Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches accessed 14 September 2013 from

Roud #1616
Jimmy McBeath, "Bound to be a Row" (on Voice01)
Bodleian, Harding B 11(3778), "There's Bound to be a Row," J. Harkness (Preston), 1840-1866; also Harding B 11(3777), "Theres Bound to be a Row"
cf. "Devilish Mary" [Laws Q4] (theme)
cf. "The Wearing of the Britches" (theme)

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