Man of Burningham Town, The

DESCRIPTION: A man of (Burningham) goes to sea; his wife spends her time carousing. He returns to see her out on the town; he sneaks home and sends the maid to announce his arrival. She proclaims her delight, but he beats her with a rope. She promises to reform.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Sharp MS)
KEYWORDS: infidelity marriage warning return abuse humorous sailor
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South,Lond)) Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
VaughanWilliams/Lloyd-PenguinBookOfEnglishFolkSongs, pp. 68-69, "The Man of Burningham Town" (1 text, 1 tune)
Palmer-FolkSongsCollectedBy-Ralph-VaughanWilliams, #71, THe Man of Birmingham Town" (1 text, 1 tune)
Kennedy-FolksongsOfBritainAndIreland 195, "The Birmingham Boys" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton-MaritimeFolkSongs, p. 123, "There Lived an Old Man in Dover" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #665
Harry Cox, "The Birmingham Man" (on HCox01) (on FSBFTX19)
The Man of Burnham Town
In Burnham Town
The Man of Dover
File: VWL068

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