Poor Married Man, Sheet Music, Copy


“Poor Married Man, Sheet Music, Copy,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 20, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31796.

Social Bookmarking


Allowed tags: <p>, <a>, <em>, <strong>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>


Poor Married Man, Sheet Music, Copy


One leaf with preprinted staff lines handwritten in carbon on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was removed from a bound volume. There is significant fraying along the left edge and along the lower edge. The document was laminated. There is lamination-related creasing on the document. There is a handwritten check mark at the lower right corner. The document is a carbon duplicate.


Folk songs, American Marriage -- Songs and music Husbands -- Songs and music Mothers-in-law -- Songs and music


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created



I. G. Greer


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.




Musical notation, English


Sheet music


The Poor Married Man.

You may talk of the joys of the sweet honey moon,
I'll a -gree they are nice while they last.
But in most every case they are over too soon and are numbered with things of the past

With the racket and the muss,
the trouble and the fuss.
His face all haggard and wan,
you can tell by his clothes where-ever he goes that he is a poor married man.

The trials and the trouble are sure to begin al -
though you may do what you can,
you'll wish you were out of the clatter and the din the follows the poor married man.

Classification Title

Poor Married Man, Sheet Music, Copy

Document Title

The Poor Married Man

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Folk Lyric - 309

Dimensions - Original

172 mm x 163 mm

Upload Date


File name


Transcription Date


Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson