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Lyr Req: Cursed Farmers Wife

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DEVIL AND THE FARMER'S WIFE
DEVIL AND THE FARMER'S WIFE (6)
KELLYBURNBRAES
TEE ROO
THE DEVIL AND THE FARMER'S WIFE
THE WOMEN ARE WORSE THAN THE MEN


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GUEST,Mary V. 22 Dec 04 - 06:19 PM
Sorcha 22 Dec 04 - 06:39 PM
Peace 22 Dec 04 - 06:45 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 22 Dec 04 - 07:31 PM
dick greenhaus 22 Dec 04 - 10:28 PM
Susan of DT 23 Dec 04 - 06:47 PM
Genie 04 Nov 09 - 04:55 AM
Susan of DT 04 Nov 09 - 07:09 AM
Uncle_DaveO 04 Nov 09 - 02:12 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Cursed Farmers Wife
From: GUEST,Mary V.
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 06:19 PM

Does anyone have the words to this song ? Thank you ! Merry Merry !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cursed Farmers Wife
From: Sorcha
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 06:39 PM

Google was no help at all.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FARMER'S CURSED WIFE (from Tim O'Brien)
From: Peace
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 06:45 PM

Ya got the title wrong, maybe? Is this what you're lookin' for? Hope so. Merry Christmas.


THE FARMER'S CURSED WIFE
(Tim O'Brien)

Well there was an old man who lived by the mill
If he ain't moved away he's a livin' there still
Singing Fie diddle-eye diddle-eye dye, diddle-eye diddle-eye day

Well the devil he came to the field one day
Said it's your old woman I'm a gonna take away
Singing Fie diddle-eye diddle-eye dye, diddle-eye diddle-eye day

Oh take her oh take her with all of my heart
And I hope to my soul that you'll never never part
Singing Fie diddle-eye diddle-eye dye, diddle-eye diddle-eye day

Well he took the old lady all up in a sack
And off to Hell they went clickety clack
Singing Fie diddle-eye diddle-eye dye, diddle-eye diddle-eye day

Well they got her on down about half of the road
Says old lady you're a devil of a load
Singing Fie diddle-eye diddle-eye dye, diddle-eye diddle-eye day

When he got her on down to the gates of hell
Says punch up the fire, gonna scorch her well
Singing Fie diddle-eye diddle-eye dye, diddle-eye diddle-eye day

Nine little devils come a draggin' a chain
She took it away and she knocked out their brains
Singing Fie diddle-eye diddle-eye dye, diddle-eye diddle-eye day

Ten little devils went a climbin' the wall
Sayin' take her back Daddy she's a murderin' us all
Singing Fie diddle-eye diddle-eye dye, diddle-eye diddle-eye day

Well she found the old man lying late in the bed
She picked up the butter stick and paddled his head
Singing Fie diddle-eye diddle-eye dye, diddle-eye diddle-eye day

Away she went whistilin' over the hill
If the devil won't have me I wonder who will
Singing Fie diddle-eye diddle-eye dye, diddle-eye diddle-eye day

Well that goes to show you what a woman will do
She's worse than the devil and she's worse than you
Singing Fie diddle-eye diddle-eye dye, diddle-eye diddle-eye day


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cursed Farmers Wife
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 07:31 PM

A lot already in the Forum here. See this thread:
50974: Farmer's
and linked related threads.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cursed Farmers Wife
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 10:28 PM

It's Child #276. Enter that in a DT search, and find several versions.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cursed Farmers Wife
From: Susan of DT
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 06:47 PM

That is #278, not 276

There are a few too many songs listed on top of the thread - the middle group don't belong. Be sure to search for Child #278, rather than just 278 which picks up other stray numbers that happen to be in the file, like a street address on one I checked.


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Subject: The Devil and the Farmer's Wife
From: Genie
Date: 04 Nov 09 - 04:55 AM

Here's a really nice, funny version of this song:

The Devil and The Farmer's Wife, sung by Tim McMullen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cursed Farmers Wife
From: Susan of DT
Date: 04 Nov 09 - 07:09 AM

I edited out most of the extraneous songs and threads that were listed.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cursed Farmers Wife
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 04 Nov 09 - 02:12 PM

A while back I created a new song in this subject matter stream, and posted it on Mudcat under the subject Old Wine (Songs) in New Bottles.

I used a number of the familiar old lines, along with a number of my own, but put it in a different rhyme scheme and verse structure, a different sort of rhythm. I call it The Devil Takes the Farmer's Wife

If you're interested in what tune would fit the song's structure, give me a PM and I'll be glad to whomp up an mp3 and email it to you.

Dave Oesterreich


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