“The Peddler and his Wife”


An old peddler and his wife are riding in their wagon on a fine day when they are ambushed, robbed, and murdered


  • Appalachian Vagabond [pseud. for Hayes Shephard], "Peddlar and his Wife" (Vocalion 5450, rec. 1930)
  • James Howard, "The Peddler and his Wife" (AFS, 1937; on KMM)


  1. Laws F24, "The Peddler and his Wife"
  2. Fuson, pp. 116-117, "The Peddler and His Wife" (1 text)
  3. Cambiaire, p. 9, "The Peddlar and His Wife" (1 text)
  4. Combs/Wilgus 70, pp. 166-167, "The Irish Peddler" (1 text)
  5. DT 762, PEDDWIFE
  6. Roud #2262
  7. BI, LF24


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (recording, Appalachian Vagabond [Hayes Shephard])
Found in: US(Ap)