How Sad

DESCRIPTION: "Behold in me a married man whose life is full of gloom, How sad, oh, how sad. My eyes have lost their brightness...." He has to take care of the baby in the middle of the night while his wife sleeps and snores; he does the housework as she talks suffrage
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Browne-AlabamaFolkLyric)
KEYWORDS: husband wife hardtimes political baby
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Browne-AlabamaFolkLyric 77, "How Sad" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Roud #11406
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Rocking the Cradle (and the Child Not His Own)" (theme of the husband having to do his wife's work and care for the baby)
NOTES [25 words]: For some reason, Roud lumps this with a song about a man/woman who "won't marry a (farmer/bachelor/black girl/etc.)." I don't see the relationship. - RBW
Last updated in version 4.3
File: Brne077

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