Wife Wrapt in Wether's Skin, Lyric Variant 01


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Wife Wrapt in Wether's Skin, Lyric Variant 01


This item is part of the I. G. Greer Folksong Collection which consists of more than 300 individual song titles and their variants as collected by Isaac Garfield Greer (1881-1967) from informants, primarily in Ashe, Wilkes and Watauga counties. The collection includes manuscripts, typescript transcriptions produced by Dr. Greer’s clerical staff, and handwritten musical notations. Songs range from traditional Child Ballads, traditional English and Scottish ballads as well as their American variants, to 19th century popular music to musical compositions of local origin.


Ballads, English.
Wife abuse--Songs and music


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University


Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967


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Alternative Titles

(Dandoo) Wife Wrapped in a Wether's Skins, Hollin Green Hollin, The Wee Cooper o' Fife, Cooper of Fife, The Farmer's Curst Wife, The Cooper o' Fife, As the Dew Flies Over the Green Valley, Jenny, Flow Gentle Rosemary, Jennifer, Jenny, The Dew Flies Over the Green Valley, Gently, Jinny, Fair Rosemary, The Green Valley, While the Dew Flies Over the Green Valley, Old Wetherskin, Gentle Fair Jenny, Jenny Fair Gentle Rosemarie, The Daughter of Peggy, O, Ruggleton's Daughter of Iero, The Old Man Who Lived in the West, Dan-You, The Wether's Skin, Dan Dhu, Dan-doo, There was an Old Man Who Lived Out West, Old Dandoo, Robertin Tush, Hobblety Bobblety How Now, Robin-a-Thrush, Ti Risslety Rosslety, John Dobber, Danyou, Wife Wrapped in a Wether Skin, Wife Wrapped in Wether's Skin

Scholarly Classification

Child, 277 Brown, Older Ballads - Mostly British - 44 Randolph, 35 Cox, 29

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