“The Daysman”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1961 (IREButcher01)
Keywords: sex lie money work drink
Found in: Ireland

Description

The singer quits as day labourer for bad wages, takes his only fiver and goes to a hiring fair, but receives no bid. He spends the five on a maid pretending to hire him. Now he's back at the same wages as before, but without his fiver.

Recordings

References

  1. Roud #2942
  2. BI, RcDaysm