Daughter of Peggy-O, The
DESCRIPTION: Husband marries a wife who won't work; he beats her and threatens to yoke her to the plow. She submits.
EARLIEST DATE: 1908
KEYWORDS: marriage abuse work humorous wife
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Vaughan Williams/Lloyd, p. 29, "The Daughter of Peggy-O" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The Wife Wrapt in Wether's Skin" [Child 277] (plot)
NOTES: Although there are strong similarities to "Wife Wrapt in Wether's Skin", the class distinction does not appear, and neither does the sheepskin. I call it a different song. -PJS
In the absence of intermediate versions, I tend to agree. Although both songs have nonsense refrains, they are not the SAME nonsense refrains, and the stanza forms and lyrics are distinct. Though Roud, of course, lumps them. - RBW
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