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Susan of DT Origins: Poor Old Woman/Housewife's Lament (32) RE: Origins: Poor Old Woman/Housewife's Lament 07 Jun 12


Housewife's Lament (O-Roy-O)

Come and listen, let me tell you about my darling Andy,
He's tall and fair and slightly randy;
At drinking porter he is quite handy. [CLAP CLAP CLAP]
He loves me like a devil on a Sunday!

Chorus:
O-roy-o and a diddle-lum dandy
I want a man who can tickle me fancy,
Bring me flowers and cherry brandy, [CLAP CLAP CLAP]
And loves me night and morning.

Monday night and his head is achin'
It's down to the pub for a cure he's a-makin'
Doesn't he know that my heart is breakin'? [CLAP CLAP CLAP]
We never makes love on a Monday!

Tuesday night and he gets no bolder;
Pains in his back and his neck and his shoulder,
Weather's wet and it's getting colder... [CLAP CLAP CLAP]
What an awful day is Tuesday!

(chorus)

Wednesday passes, very dreary.
Thursday night and he's feelin' weary.
Friday night though I am quite cheery: [CLAP CLAP CLAP]
Two more days till Sunday!

Saturday night and he's struts and prances
Down to the pub like a madman he dances!
12 o'clock and I've lost my chances! [CLAP CLAP CLAP]
He's sleepin' in the parlor.

(chorus)

Sunday night and he's feeling cozy
A man and his lass by the fireside rosey;
That's the lot, though you're far too nosey! [CLAP CLAP CLAP]
What a wonderful day is Sunday!

(chorus)


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