Jon Hobbs

DESCRIPTION: "A jolly shoemaker, John Hobbs, John Hobbs... He married Jane Carter... But he caught a Tartar." "He tied a rope to her... To Smithfield he brought her... But nobody bought her." All the men are trying to sell their wives, so he hangs himself on the rope
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1977 (Raven)
KEYWORDS: wife husband marriage commerce death suicide humorous
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Jon Raven, _The Urban and Industrial Songs of the Black Country and Birmingham_, Broadside, 1977, p. 144, "John Hobbs" (1 text)
Roud #21966
cf. "Sale of a Wife" (theme) and references there
File: JRUI144

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