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GUEST,Jim Ward Lyr Req: She Cost Me Seven-and-Sixpence (15) Lyr Add: SHE COST ME SEVEN AND SIXPENCE 27 Jun 03

Sung by Sam Mayo and written by him and James Hargreaves. I don't think Sam Mayo recorded the song but Wilkie Bard also sang the song and recorded it in 1932 on HMV 4132 as part of a medley of songs. Wilkie Bard also made a record in 1904 titled "Early In the Morning" which could have also been this song.
I havn't time to write out all eight verses but the first goes-

It's just six months ago since I,
Got married to a woman over Peckham Rye,
Because I havn't got much sense,
I forked out seven shillings and six pence,
She cost me seven and sixpence,
She cost me seven and sixpence,
She cost me seven and sixpence,
I could have bought a dog

I might put some more down after the weekend if nobody else does but I havn't got them written down so can't scan them in.

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