I Wish I was a Single Girl Again, Lyric Variant 02
 

Citation

“I Wish I was a Single Girl Again, Lyric Variant 02,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed January 21, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31591.


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Title

I Wish I was a Single Girl Again, Lyric Variant 02

Description

One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in excellent physical condition. The document was laminated. There is a minor tear at the left upper edge. There are two textual corrections handwritten in black ink. The document is a carbon duplicate.

Subject

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

Alternative Title

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

Source

None

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

10/21/2008

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

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

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

Three little children, a crying for bread.
And Oh, I am hungry, I wish I was dead.
Oh, I wish I was a single girl again.

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

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

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

Chickens are to feed, the cows are to milk.
Them blamed little children are all crying yet.
Oh I wish I was a single girl again.

It's hard to be married and not have enough 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 again.

Classification Title

I Wish I was a Single Girl Again, Lyric Variant 02

Document Title

The Single Girl

Scholarly Classification

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

Dimensions - Original

218 mm x 357 mm

Upload Date

2013-09-26

File name

113_IWishIWasASingleGirlAgain_Lyric_02_ocr

Transcription Date

2008-10-21

Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson

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