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The Bald-Headed End of the Broom

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Title - The Bald-Headed End of the Broom
Contributors - Rob Watt
Reporters - Arthur Argo

Summary - Fragment of a comic song in which the singer contrasts the happiness of courting couples with the misery endured by husbands after marriage. He vows never to marry.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:00:35
Date Recorded - 1960
Language - English
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 82873
Original Tape ID - SA1960.256
Original Track ID - SA1960.256.B10
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - R2129;

Item Notes - This appears to derive from an American song by Harry Bennett first published in 1877 under the title 'Love', later known as 'The Bald-Headed End of the Broom' (G. T. Meade, 'Country Music Sources', 2002, p. 141; V. Randolph, 'Ozark Folk Songs' vol. 3, 1949, p. 105). The theme and several lyrics in this Scots song are very similar.
See also:
'Folksongs of Britain & Ireland' (P. Kennedy, 1975) p. 449, no. 193

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