My Old Wife's a Good Old Cratur

DESCRIPTION: "Every morning for my breakfast She gives me good toast and roll ... at night when work is over She brings me bacon and my beer." When times are hard she kisses me and if I get beery she has no harsh word Some folks live better but none is happier.
AUTHOR: Edward Farmer
EARLIEST DATE: 1863 (Farmer)
KEYWORDS: marriage food nonballad husband wife
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Williams-Thames, pp. 140-141, "My Old Wife's a Good Old Cratur" (1 text) (also Wiltshire-WSRO Ox 250, "My Wife's a Good Old Cratur")
ADDITIONAL: Edward Farmer, Ned Farmer's Scrap Book (London, 1863 (3rd edition, "Digitized by Google")), pp. 95-97, "My Wife Is a Good Old Cratur" (1 text)

Roud #1263
NOTES: "My Wife Is a Good Old Cratur" is not in Farmer's first edition (1846). - BS
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File: WT140

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