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GUEST,SteveT does anyone know a wife-selling song? (48) RE: does anyone know a wife-selling song? 04 Dec 10


The words of the Jon Raven song as I sing them (originally learned from Adrian West but modified by time and forgetfulness) are :

MAN SELLING HIS WIFE

Chorus
We wish to give notice that bandy-legged Lett,
Will sell his wife Sally for what he can get.
At twelve in the morning this sale will begin,
So you that want splicing be there with your tin.


Now Sally's good looking and sound as a bell
And if you had seen her you'd know that right well:
She brews beer right handy and drinks it all up,
Bakes bread like a good-un and eats it all up.

Now she wears men's britches, or so some do say,
And Lett shouldn't have let her have all her own way:
She swears like a trouper and fights like a cock,
She's given her old fellow full many a hard knock.

So come all you young fellows that's wanting a wife,
Come and bid for young Sally, the plague of Lett's life,
At twelve in the morning this sale will begin,
So you that want splicing be there with your tin.

From the singing of Adrian West.


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