“The Scolding Wife (III)”


"Oh, you've often heard it asked Why a woman talks so fast Oh, she runs around with every bit of news." The singer claims "a woman's tongue will never take a rest"; she talks while he works. He advises marrying a wife who is "blind, deaf, and dumb."


I should perhaps assign this song the keyword "humorous," since it was probably intended to be funny. But it isn't; it's just a whine. - RBW


  1. BrownII 201, "The Scolding Wife" (1 text plus mention of 1 more)
  2. Roud #6585
  3. BI, BrII201


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1922 (Brown)
Keywords: husband wife
Found in: US(SE)