It was interesting to have the comment above from 'Auldtimer' about the way Sheila Stewart performed this song.
Ailie Munroe's comments in The Democratic Muse are worth observing :"...sometimes the only way people can react to ugly facts is to joke about them, and 'When Mickey comes home' is obviously in this genre. Sheila [Stewart] gives it the full comic treatment and it is always received with gales of laughter."
It would seem to me that the way Sheila sings it nowadays, as on the recent Topic CD, has a much darker edge to it, although that may be partly an effect of that recording not being a public performance.
Has Sheila actually changed her approach to this song?
Could a man sing it?