Scolding Wife (3)

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X:1 T:Scolding Wife [3], The M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Air S:Joyce – Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A|dcde|dB AF|A>B AF|E3A|dcde|dB AB|AFEF|D3|| D|FAAF|GBBG|FAAF|E3F|DFAB|d>efe|dB AF|D3||



SCOLDING WIFE [3], THE. Irish, Air (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Collector P.W. Joyce learned the song and melody as a child in Limerick (c. 1840’s).

Soon after I was married a happy man to be,
My wife turned out a saucy jade, we never could agree;
I dare not call the house my own, or anything that’s in’t;
For if I only speak a word she’s just like fire from flint.


Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 138, p. 71.

Recorded sources: -



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