I Wish I was a Single Girl Again, Sheet Music 01


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I Wish I was a Single Girl Again, Sheet Music 01


One leaf with preprinted staff lines handwritten in pencil 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 right corner and the lower left corner were folded into the laminate. There are paper clip rust stains at the upper left corner. There are two minor tears at the upper left edge. There is an illegible handwritten mark to the right of the document title.


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


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

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I. G. Greer


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Musical notation, English


Sheet music


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.

Classification Title

I Wish I was a Single Girl Again, Sheet Music 01

Document Title

Single Gal

Scholarly Classification

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

Dimensions - Original

190 mm x 97 mm

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Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson

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