The scolding wife, song

Caroline Brennan, singing in English
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The scolding wife, song (I got married to a scolding wife about twenty years ago …)

This broadside ballad is well known on both sides of the Atlantic (Guigné 2016:326). Though typically received as a comic song, it treats of a difficult theme: an abusive wife and the misery she brings on her husband.


With thanks to RTÉ Sound Archives for their digitisation of the Kenneth Goldstein/Aidan O'Hara Reels.