“The Miller's Wife o' Blaydon”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1900 (Stokoe/Reay)
Keywords: miller abuse adultery
Found in: Britain(England(North))

Description

"The miller's wife o' Blaydon (x2), Sair she bang'd her ain gudeman For kissing o' the maiden." "Yet aye the miller sings and swears... For one kiss o' that bonny mouth He'd freely give up twenty."

Supplemental text

Miller's Wife o' Blaydon, The
  Complete text(s)

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From Stokoe/Reay, Songs and Ballads of Northern England, pp. 152-153.

    The miller's wife o' Blaydon,
      The miller's wife o' Blaydon,
    Sair she bang'd her ain gudeman
      For kissing o' the maiden.

Yet aye the miller sings and swears
  Tho' kissing he had plenty
For one kiss o' that bonny mouth
  He'd freely give up twenty.
    The miller's wife, etc.

Still though she band me neet and day,
  I'll get another laid in,
For gin ye gang through every toon,
  You'll niver band our maiden.
    The miller's wife, etc.

References

  1. Stokoe/Reay, pp. 152-153, "The Miller's Wife o Blaydon" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. ST StoR152 (Full)
  3. Roud #3167
  4. BI, StoR152