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GUEST,Jane Help:Lyrics & Singer-song about no place like home (9) RE: Help:Lyrics & Singer-song about no place like home 29 Jul 10


One line in your song intrigued me. My uncle sang this song, and had learned it from a neighbor, "Old Gramp Wright", probably in the 30's or 40's:

I had a little wife, she was the pleasure of me life,
but I really think she loves another man.
And if I had a knife, I would end her other life,
And I really think I'll do it if I can.

Me wife she's out all night, but to me she does say,
"Oh Charlie, I really do love you"
But when you're out of sight, well you think yourselves alright,
And you never think I listen but I do.

One night I went to bed, just to rest me weary head,
And I watched the children playing on the floor.
Something strange came to me ear, something strange for me to hear,
As me wife went down to open the front door.

A big man came in, with a gold watch and chain;
Saying, "Mary, I really do love you".
He put his arms around her waist, and he stuck to her like paste,
And you never think I listen, but I do.

Well I ran down those stairs, and I grabbed them by the hair,
And out through the window them I threw.
Oh, there warn't a bit of doubt, as I rustled them about,
And you never think I listen but I do.


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