I Wish I was a Single Girl Again, Lyric Variant 01
 

Citation

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Title

I Wish I was a Single Girl Again, Lyric Variant 01

Description

One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in fair physical condition. The document was laminated. Each corner was folded into the laminate. There are numerous tears, ranging from minor to major, around the edges of the document. There are numerous textual corrections handwritten in pencil. There is a two-line textual addition handwritten in pencil.

Subject

Folk songs, American Married people -- Songs and music Mothers -- Songs and music Poverty -- Songs and music Regret -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

The Single Girl. I Wish I Were Single Again. A Drunkard. The Drunkard's Wife. A Married Woman's Lament. I'm Satisfied. When I was Single. I Wish I Were a Single Girl Again

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

5/14/2007

Contributor

I. G. Greer

Rights

The images and audio files contained in the "So Mote It Ever Be: The Folksong Heritage of North Carolina's Northern Blue Ridge Mountains" collection are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. I. G. Greer/W. Amos Abrams Manuscript Files Series, Folksong Files Subseries. W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Special Collections. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials without the written permission of Appalachian State University is strictly prohibited. Please contact the Appalachian State University W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection with specific questions or with requests for further information.

Format

pdf

Language

English
English

Type

Typescript

Transcription

The Sngle Girl Gal.

When I was single, I went dressed all so fine.
Now I am married, go ragged all the time.
Oh I wish I was a single girl gal again.

When I was single, my new shoes would screak.
Now I am married, my and oh my shoes, O they do leak
Oh I wish I was a single girl again.

Three Two little children, a crying for bread.
And Oh, I am hungry, Nothing to give them an, I wish I was dead.
Oh, I wish I was a single girl gal again.

One a crying Mammy, I want a piece of bread,
The other a crying Mammy, I want to go to bed.
Oh, Mammy I wish I was a single girl gal again.

Wh their them little feet and send them to bed.
Long comes their Daddy and wishes they were dead. asks if they’ve been fed.
Oh I wish I was a single girl again.

Dishes to wh, and the spring to go to,
When you are married you have the work it all to do.
Oh I wish I was a single girl gal again.

The chickens are to feed, the cows areto milk.
Them The blamed little children are all crying yit.
Oh I wish I was a single girl gal again.

It’s hard to be married and not have enough of
bread.
But I’d rather marry the devil than never to be wed.
Oh I wish I was a single girl again.
Oh I’m glad I’m not a single girl gal again.

Wh them little hands & send them to school
Long comes that drunkard & calls me a fool

Classification Title

I Wish I was a Single Girl Again, Lyric Variant 01

Document Title

Single Gal

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Drink and Gambling Songs - 28 Randolph, 366 Combs, 178 Warner, 126

Dimensions - Original

219 mm x 357 mm

Upload Date

2013-09-26

File name

113_IWishIWasASingleGirlAgain_Lyric_01

Transcription Date

2006-08-28

Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson

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