I Wish I was a Single Girl Again, Lyric Variant 03
 


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“I Wish I was a Single Girl Again, Lyric Variant 03,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed July 7, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31592.


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Title

I Wish I was a Single Girl Again, Lyric Variant 03

Description

One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. There is lamination-related creasing on the document. The lower left corner was folded into the laminate. 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

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

Sngle Gal.

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


When I was single My new shoes would screak.
Now I am married, and Oh, my shoes do leak.
Oh, I wish I was a single gal again.


Two little children a cryin’ for bread.
Nothing to give them ,an’ I almost wish I’S dead.
Oh, I wish I was a single gal again.


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


Wh their little feet and send them to bed.
'Lon comes their Daddy and asks if they’ve beenfed
Oh, I wish I was a single gal again.


Wh their little hands and send them to school.
‘Long comes that drunkard and calls me a fool.
Oh, I wish I was a single gal again.


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


Chickens to feed, the cows are to milk.
The blamed little children are all cryin’ yet.
Oh, I wish I was a single gal again.

It’s hard to married, an’ 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.

Classification Title

I Wish I was a Single Girl Again, Lyric Variant 03

Document Title

Single Gal

Scholarly Classification

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

Dimensions - Original

163 mm x 241 mm

Upload Date

2013-09-26

File name

113_IWishIWasASingleGirlAgain_Lyric_03

Transcription Date

2006-08-28

Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson

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