“Upside Down”


The singer and companions used to live a roving life, "but to my sad grief I married a wife...." His wife abuses him for drinking. His sister advises him to "hit her a smack across her back and turn her upside down." The remedy works

Cross references


  1. SHenry H694, pp. 503-504, "Upside Down" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9467
  3. BI, HHH694


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1937 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: husband wife abuse fight
Found in: Ireland