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Thread #134031   Message #3045990
Posted By: Leadfingers
03-Dec-10 - 10:33 PM
Thread Name: does anyone know a wife-selling song?
Subject: RE: does anyone know a wife-selling song?
Here's one for you Susie

John Hobbs !

A Jolly Shoe Maker was Hobbs , John Hobbs
A Jolly Shoe Maker was he
He married Jane Carter , no damsel looked smarter
But he got a Tartar , Yes he caught a Tartart
John Hobbs Did he

Well he tied a rope to her did Hobbs , John Hobbs
He tied a rope to her did he
To 'scape Carter's Daughter to Smithfield he brought her
But Nobody bought her , they all were afraid of
Jane Hobbs were they

"Oh Who'll buy a wife" cried Hobbs , John Hobbs
"A sweet little wife" criedc he
But somehow , they tell us , those wife dealing fellowa
Were all of them sellers , and none of them wanted
Jane Hobbs did they

"OH Where is the rope" cried Hobbs John Hobbs
"Come give me the rope" said he
"I'll not stand to wrangle , myself I will strangle"
"I'll hang , Dingle Dangle" He Died in a Tangle
John Hobbs Did He .