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Vixen OK occupations for folksingers. (105* d) RE: OK occupations for folksingers. 19 Sep 06

For women, along with Vielleuse's list of "pretty fair maid, single mother, nagging wife or prostitute" and going in drag after one's lover, there's also:

Lady Mary, "so cold and so strange"
Reilly's daughter (sweetheart of the battalion)
Molly Malone (fishmonger)
Darlin' Cory (moonshiner and gunslinger)
Darlin' Nellie Gray (the beloved taken against her will)
John Reilly's beloved (faithful beyond all reason)

Unfortunately, an awful lot of women, regardless of occupation, end up murder victims in folksongs...

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