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A Drunkard’s Wife

Before I was married I used to wear a hat
Now since I’m married I have to scrape the pot
Oh what a weary, a weary weary life!
I’d rather die a maiden than be a drunkard’s wife.


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Notes from Hugh Shields

Nora Cooper, Down. Learnt from Belfast war evacuees about 1942. Hat:pot (“pat”). a Belfast rhyme.