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GUEST,Jim Ward Lyr Req: She Cost Me Seven-and-Sixpence (15) Lyr Add: SHE COST ME SEVEN AND SIXPENCE 07 Jul 03


These are the verses I remember from many years ago. I'm sure there are other verses but IanC can post them with any corrections to mine.

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

We've a big milk pail you see
Where we keep our milk and we
Left the lid off the other day
And when I came home ma did say
"A mouse jumped in the milk pail"
"A mouse jumped in the milk pail"
"A mouse jumped in the milk pail
So I threw the tom-cat in"

I saw a cat the other day
The cat had no tail strange to say
I said "What's wrong with that poor cat?"
They said "It's Manx- there all like that"
I said "Well I never"
I said "Well I never"
I said "Well I never
It's a Manx shirt I've got on"

I was courting years ago
With a girl from down our row
Today I met her on a train
I said "Have you got any children, Jane?
She said "I've got six thank you"
She said "I've got six thank you"
She said "I've got six thank you"
I said "Blimey, don't thank me"

My pa and I went out one day
And down a country lane did stray
A bull ran out from a field you see
And the farmer shouted out to me
"Don't show him anything red, sir"
"Don't show him anything red, sir"
"Don't show him anything red, sir"
So I covered up father's nose

A tramp called round our house last week
He said "I've not a thing to eat"
I said "I think that's very hard
But see my pa in our back yard
My father's in the pigsty
My father's in the pigsty
My father's in the pigsty
He's the one with the hat"


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