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Usually wives get excoriated in these songs but in this case, the guy is bragging about having a wife so smart, she figured out if they scrimped and saved they could open a shop and get ahead in the world. By the end of the song he's so rich he won't have time to talk to you if you come to visit, and he gets paid by Republicans for his influence and his vote - but if they don't pay up promptly, he'll instantly become a Democrat.

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Mappamundi Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Folk music band plays "More-or-less traditional music of the Northern Hemisphere and the Previous Millennium." Vocals, lots of instruments, specializing in Eastern European music (Balkan, Slavic, Russian, Polish); Jewish music in Yiddish, Hebrew and Ladino; Celtic, British Isles and early American / Colonial music. And swing. ... more

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