Sorry the Day I Was Married

DESCRIPTION: Married woman recounts the miseries of her life and wishes she hadn't married: "Sorry the day I was married, Sorry the day I was wed; It's Oh, if I only had tarried When I to the altar was led." She recalls all the good things she had before marriage
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE:
KEYWORDS: marriage abuse humorous
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
DT, SRRYMRRY*
Roud #1561
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "I Wish I Were a Single Girl Again"
cf. "I Wish I Were Single Again (II - Female)"
cf. "Single Girl, Married Girl"
cf. "When I Was Young (II)" (theme)
cf. "Sporting Bachelors"
cf. "For Seven Long Years I've Been Married" (theme)
NOTES: Most "male" versions of this song go under the title of "The Sporting Bachelors," as they consist of the married man warning the bachelors of the abuse he suffers. His wife "swears [he's] obliged to maintain her" and lives well while "toss[ing him] bones" and leaving him dressed in rags. - RBW
File: WB2046

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