The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #118015   Message #2549082
Posted By: Amos
25-Jan-09 - 06:16 PM
Thread Name: Hostile baby rocking songs
Subject: RE: Hostile baby rocking songs

It may have migrated that way to Amrikay, but the Irish original had this as the next verse:

"I'm sorry, my neighbours, I married this young one!
She favours the neighbors and none of her own!
She goes out all night, out to balls and to parties,
And leaves me here rocking the cradle alone!!

Which seems to indicate it a marital problem rather than a chattel arrangement. Although, I suppose, the two might sometimes be similar....