“The Guid Guid Wife”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Keywords: marriage hardtimes warning nonballad husband wife
Found in: Britain(Scotland)

Description

"To hae a wife, and rule a wife, Taks a wise wise man." The singer lists the penalties and injuries a man with a bad wife will suffer, and the benefits to a man with a good wife. A man with a good wife "gets gear eneuch"; a bad wife brings "care eneuch"

References

  1. Ord, p. 154, "A Guid, Guid Wife" (1 text)
  2. BI, Ord154