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Thread #150417   Message #3517338
Posted By: Richie
20-May-13 - 06:50 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 5
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 5
Steve- Any date for the broadside; The Tidy Hussey maybe c. 1817?

It begins:

I Married my Wife
In the Full of the Moon,
A tidy hussy, a tidy one,
She made me a Cuckold
Before it was noon,
And was not she a tidy One

or Thrifty housewife (seems later) which has a better opening:

I married a wife in the full of the moon,
A thrifty housewife to be,
'Twas a year too late and a month too soon,
As such was the luck for me,

Richie