“The Deceitful Husband”

Author: Hugh McWilliams (source: Moulden-McWilliams)
Earliest date: 1831 (according to Moulden-McWilliams)
Keywords: marriage accusation rejection baby husband lover wife
Found in: Ireland


The singer says she was courted and married by a stranger. They had been married six weeks when a woman claims him as the father of her infant. The singer believes the story although her husband denies it. She drives him away to "where he ought to go"


The description is based on Moulden. - BS



  1. ADDITIONAL: John Moulden, Songs of Hugh McWilliams, Schoolmaster, 1831 (Portrush,1993), p. 8, "The Deceitful Husband"
  2. Roud #7002
  3. BI, RcTDeHus