“The Single Days of Old”


The singer recalls "The merry days -- the days of old" when her husband loved her. With time, he grows more aloof and distant. Eventually "my health gave way, my spirits fled, They told him I would die." The husband again pays attention, and she survives


  1. SHenry H659, p. 504, "Singles Days of Old" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2679
  3. BI, H659


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1936 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: husband wife disease
Found in: Ireland