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Lyr Req: I went to town to find me a wife...

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DEVIL AND THE FARMER'S WIFE
DEVIL AND THE FARMER'S WIFE (6)
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THE DEVIL AND THE FARMER'S WIFE
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GUEST,Rogerina 27 Dec 12 - 10:03 PM
Jacob B 27 Dec 12 - 10:35 PM
GUEST,Rogerina 28 Dec 12 - 03:29 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: I went to town to find me a wife...
From: GUEST,Rogerina
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 10:03 PM

My dad used to sing me this silly song and I only know one verse. I seem to recall him saying that an older man that he worked with sang it. Here is what I know or remember:

I vent to town to find me a vife
A risity rasity now now now
She proved to be the mistake of my life
A risity rasity, iginintasity niggity naggity now now now

My dad grew up in west central Wisconsin and lived there all his life except for a brief stint in the army where he was at Fort Lewis in Washington State. He was born in 1936 and died in 1983.

I have always been curious about this song and would like to know if there are more verses. I seem to remember Dad saying that the fellow who he heard it from originally sang more verses but he didn't know anymore.

Thanks for your help!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I went to town to find me a wife...
From: Jacob B
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 10:35 PM

This is a version of a song known as "The Farmer's Curst Wife" (and various other titles.) There are a number of versions in the Digitrad, with different melodies and nonsense refrain lines. Here's a link to a thread that has pointers to the various versions.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I went to town to find me a wife...
From: GUEST,Rogerina
Date: 28 Dec 12 - 03:29 PM

Thank you!


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