The Farmer's Curst Wife

The Farmer's Curst Wife

The Farmer's Curst Wife is Child ballad number 278. It has been recorded by Pete Seeger and Jean Ritchie


A farmer had a bad woman for his wife, and one day the devil came for her. They reached Hell, and the gates were shut, so she struck him. She made life in hell so bad that the devil brought her back to her husband.

External links

* [ Columbia State University]
* [ Burns's version]
* [ mudcat]
* [ "The Farmer's Curst Wife"]
* [ An American variant] with notes. (In most browsers, this site will play a MIDI file when you navigate to it).

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