“The Wife Who Wouldn't Spin Tow”


The singer recalls the days before his wife was married, when she worked so hard on her father's farm. But now she is married, she does nothing except dress up and leave home. He would happily be rid of her if he could.

Cross references


  1. Randolph 398, "The Wife Who Wouldn't Spin Tow" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7615
  3. BI, R398


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1934 (Randolph)
Keywords: marriage courting work
Found in: US(So)