Deceitful Husband, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer says she was courted and married by a stranger. They had been married six weeks when a woman claims him as the father of her infant. The singer believes the story although her husband denies it. She drives him away to "where he ought to go"
AUTHOR: Hugh McWilliams (source: Moulden-McWilliams)
EARLIEST DATE: 1831 (according to Moulden-McWilliams)
KEYWORDS: marriage accusation rejection baby husband lover wife
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: John Moulden, Songs of Hugh McWilliams, Schoolmaster, 1831 (Portrush,1993), p. 8, "The Deceitful Husband"
Robert Cinnamond, "Young Girls Beware" (on IRRCinnamond02)
NOTES: The description is based on Moulden. - BS
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2016 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.