English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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The Farmer's Curst Wife
4  And every day had one in the pot, Sing halifor, etc.
5   He prayed for the devil to come get them all, Sing halifor, etc.
6  One day the old devil he come, Sing halifor, etc.
7   Says: Now, old man, I've come after your wife, Sing halifor, etc.
8   He picked her up all on his back,
. And away he went to old tample {or temple) shack, Sing halifor, etc.
9   He took her down unto his den, Sing halifor, etc.
10 Where he had bells, blubs, blinds and chains, Sing halifor, etc.
11   She picked up the axe and mauled out his brains, Sing halifor, etc.
12   He picked her up all on his back, And away he went to old tample shack, Sing halifor, etc.
13   Says: Here, old man, you may have your wife, She's almost plagued me out of my life,
Sing halifor, etc.
14   And now you see what women can do, They can conquer men and the devil too, Sing halifor, etc.
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