Old Woman Drinking Her Tea, The

DESCRIPTION: "If you marry a wife she'll have her own way, For she has such a habit of drinking her tea." They spend all your money on tea and leave the housework to you. "Bang the tea kettle and crockery ware, Break all the tea tackle that you can come near"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1923 (Williams-Thames)
KEYWORDS: shrewishness nonballad wife
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Williams-Thames, pp. 251-252, "The Old Woman Drinking Her Tea" (1 text) (also Wiltshire-WSRO Wt 408)
Roud #1310
cf. "The Tay" (theme: husband dominated by tea-drinking wife)
File: WT251

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