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Thread #134031 Message #3046026
Posted By: MGM·Lion
04-Dec-10 - 01:06 AM
Thread Name: does anyone know a wife-selling song?
Subject: RE: does anyone know a wife-selling song?
Yes, In Praise Of John Magee was sung by Robin Morton on The Boys Of The Lough's 1st vinyl, called simply 'The Boys Of The Lough'. It is A side, track 2, IIRC. Not sure if it has been reissued on CD, but would imagine so.
It begins, "I sing in praise of John Magee, who was auctioning his wife"; and contains the lines "It was on a fair day morning she gave him some old jaw, So he said 'now I can auction you according to the law'." Exactly what OP is seeking, it would appear.