Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1860 and 1883


Viewing: Harding B 16(261b)

Sheet Notes:  Slip

Ballad - Roud Number: 1316

Title: Struggle for the breeches

First Line: About my wife I mean to sing a very comic song

Themes:  Domestic relations


IconClass Codes:
31D17: Old woman
46A14: Farmers
49M32: Book
41A251: Study; 'studiolo'; library
42D322: Battle for dominance in marriage ('who wears the breeches')
31D16: Old man
31D11222: Girl (child between toddler and youth)
31A2518(+82): Hand on the hip (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))
49B241: Child teaching teacher, parents, or other adults

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