I Wish I Was Single Again

I WISH I WAS SINGLE AGAIN

"Selling a Wife" by Thomas Rowlandson, 1812-14.  Repost from The Georgian Bawdyhouse.

“Selling a Wife” by Thomas Rowlandson, 1812-14. Repost from The Georgian Bawdyhouse.

Chorus:

I wish I was single again.
I wish I was single again.
For when I was single,
My pockets would jingle,
I wish I was single again.

I married a wife, Oh then.
I married a wife, Oh then,
I married a wife,
She’s the plague of my LIfe,
And I wished I was single again.           Chorus

My wife caught a fever, O then
My wife caught a fever, O then
My wife caught a fever
I hope it won’t leave her
I wish I was single again           Chorus

My wife she died, Oh then.
My wife she died, Oh then,
My wife she died,
I laughed ’till I cried,
To think I was single again.        Chorus

I went to her wake, oh then.
I went to her wake, oh then.
I went to her wake,
But not for her sake,
But to view the fair maidens again.        Chorus

I went to her funeral, O then
I went to her funeral, O then
The band it did play
I danced all the way
To think I was single again             Chorus

I married another, Oh then, Oh then,
I married another, Oh then,
I married another,
She’s worse than the other,
And I wished I was single again!         Chorus

 

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