General InformationEdit

Performer: Bill And Belle Reed
Instrumentation: Guitar
Date of recording: 1928
Record label: Columbia
Serial #:15336D (W147211)


(As summarized by Harry Smith, The Anthology Of American Folk Music) "MEDIEVAL WOMAN DEFEATS DEVIL DESPITE HUSBAND'S PRAYERS." (2)

Information On This SongEdit

This song is a rendition of Child Ballad #278 (The Farmer's Curst Wife). There is also a British Broadside from c. 1736-1763 that tells a similar story entitled: "The Politick Wife. Or The Devil outwitted by a Woman".

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