I Wish I was a Single Girl Again, Lyric Variant 04
 


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“I Wish I was a Single Girl Again, Lyric Variant 04,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed July 7, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31593.


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Title

I Wish I was a Single Girl Again, Lyric Variant 04

Description

One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in excellent physical condition. The document was laminated.

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

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

Single 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 squeak.
Now I am married, and oh, my shoes do leak.
Oh I wish I was a single gal again.

Three 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.
Long comes their Daddy and asks if they've been fed
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 be 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 04

Document Title

Single Gal

Scholarly Classification

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

Dimensions - Original

216 mm x 280 mm

Upload Date

2013-09-26

File name

113_IWishIWasASingleGirlAgain_Lyric_04_ocr

Transcription Date

2008-10-21

Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson

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