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Printed and Sold by W. Picken, 38, Tavistock St., Devonport


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V25175

Title: The drunken wife. A companion to the Drunken husband

First Line: Attend, ye men of all ranks of life

Tune: Dumble dum deary

Themes:  Domestic violenceDrunkenness - women

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V9833

Title: Love's a tyrant

First Line: That love's a tyrant I can prove


IconClass Codes:
33B32: Kicking
42D322: Battle for dominance in marriage ('who wears the breeches')
41A721(+9): Chair (+ broken, damaged)


Shelfmark: Firth b.26(15)

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Shelfmark: Harding B 11(1012)

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