I Married a Wife

DESCRIPTION: "I married a wife of late, To my unhappy fate, I took her for love, as fortune did prove, And not for the nearby estate." The singer opines, "all women are thus inclined... to a sad and dreary tongue" toward husbands. A quiet wife is better than a beauty
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (VaughanWilliams/Palmer)
KEYWORDS: marriage beauty courting warning
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
VaughanWilliams/Palmer, #119, "I Married a Wife" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Roud #2536
File: VWP119

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