Collected by Parler Mrs. Donna Everett
August 11, 1958
Reel 308, Item 4
I Wish I Was Single Again
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When I was single, oh then, oh then When I was single, oh then,
When I was single, my pockets did jingle,
And I wish I was single again.
I married a wife, she's the plague of my life.
My wife she died, and I laughed till I cried.
I went for a coffin, a-laughin' and a-talkin'.
I went to the funeral, oh then, oh then,
I went to the funeral, oh then
The band it did play, and I danced all the way,
To think Iwas single again.
I married another, she's the devil's grandmother.
Young men, take warning from me, from me,
Young men take warning from me,
Be kind to the first, for the next may be worse,
And you'll wish you were single again.
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