“Sim Courted the Widow”


"Seven long years did Sim court the widder... Seven long years, and Sim didn't git her." Sim went home grieving -- but not before stealing a curry-comb. Forced to return it by "my son John," the rest of the song relates Sim's disjointed further adventures


  1. Belden, pp. 436-437, "Sim and the Widow" (2 texts)
  2. Randolph 371, "Sim Courted the Widow" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Randolph/Cohen, pp. 301-302, "Sim Courted the Widow" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 371)
  4. Roud #7621
  5. BI, R371


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1905 (Belden)
Found in: US(So)