EBBA ID: 32851

National Library of Scotland - Crawford 507
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 & currish in carriage / He married her for beauty, for's own delight / Now he repents it both day and night. / By physiognomy adviseth youngmen that at Wenches skip, / To be sure to look before that they leap, / To leap at a venture, & catch a fall, / Raising the forehead breake horns and all.
Tune Imprint Tune of, Ragged, torn, and true.
Standard Tune Title Old Simon the King
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