(Closed) Very sad – anti-marriage.

posted 7 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Well I guess someone’s got some issues with thier own marriage lol. I can’t decide if that was supposed to be tounge-in-cheek or not…

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@VickyAurea: I was wondering the same thing myself. It seems to be written from a women’s perspective, but not done very well…. as in it sounds like a man writing about marriage cliches relating to women, if that makes sense? haha

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

I think it’s supposed to be black humor.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I wasn’t offended or upset/bothered by this at all…I think it’s meant to be black humor and perhaps a little tongue-in-cheek as well.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It’s a satirical song, written several decades ago, meant to critique what the author saw as an unequal, unjust institution. I wouldn’t take it too seriously.

Also, the history of marriage law, combined with sex discrimination, meant that there were a great many songs written in the 19th and early 20th centuries lamenting the lot of the wife. To take just one example:

“Single girl, single girl

Where’d you get that dress so fine

Single girl, single girl

Where’d you get that dress so fine

Just wait till you get married

Go raggedy all the time.

I’ve been all around this world.

 

Single girl, single girl

Go spend your days in town

Single girl, single girl

Go spend your days in town

Just wait till you get married,

You’ll work till the sun goes down.

I’ve been all around this world.

 

Single girl, single girl

Go out whenever you please.

Single girl, single girl

Go out whenever you please.

Just wait till you get married,

Babies all over your knees.

I’ve been all around this world.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@mightywombat: Yup! Hey that’s a good one. I immediately thought of “Married Life Blues” (old time bluegrass song) when I read the original post.

“Lucretia, or Advice to Ladies” was a tavern song from the 1700s that basically tells women to not deal with men….ever. Or else!!

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