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
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