EBBA ID: 21781

Magdalene College - Pepys 4.117
Recording Information
Ballad Title Mirth for Citizens: Or, A Comedy for the Country. / Shewing, / A young Farmer his unfortunate Marriage, / His Wife is so churlish, so currish in Carriage, / He married her for beauty, for his own delight, / Now he repents it both day and night. / By Physognomy, adviseth young men that at (Wenches skip / To be sure to look before that they lip; / To leap at a venture and catch a fall, / Raising the Fore head, breaks Horns and all.
Tune Imprint To the Tune of, Rugged, torn, and true.
Standard Tune Title Old Simon the King
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