Driving Away at the Smoothing Iron
DESCRIPTION: The speaker admires his darling as, on successive days of the week, she does various laundry-related tasks, all the while she is ironing, which action he apparently adores.
EARLIEST DATE: 1909
KEYWORDS: love clothes work nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South)) US(SW)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Sharp-OneHundredEnglishFolksongs 82, "Driving Away at the Smoothing Iron" (1 text, 1 tune)
Sandburg-TheAmericanSongbag, p. 117, "Hanging Out the Linen Clothes" (1 text, 1 tune)
Kennedy-FolksongsOfBritainAndIreland 205, "The Linen Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fred Perrier, "The Linen Song" (on FSBFTX19)
The Smoothing Iron
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