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Thread #29533   Message #374356
Posted By: Catrin
14-Jan-01 - 11:50 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: lament of a working class hero's wife
Subject: Lyr Add: LAMENT OF THE WORKING CLASS HERO'S WIFE
Is this it?

LAMENT OF THE WORKING CLASS HERO'S WIFE

O the wains are greeting and the sink is leaking
And you're standing in the pub wi' your Youngers Tartan Special,
And you say you're educating all the younger generation
Of your left wing politics and that's a fact.

CHORUS
I ken I'm the wife but I'll no be your skivvy
You may be a man, but what can you give me?
Cuts in houses, cuts and bruises,
That's no the story for a bloody life of glory!


O you say that the solution is a left wing revolution,
But your drinking money's pockled fae the family allowance;
Your Marx and all your Lenin does nae help me with the cleaning
And I've had to put my wedding ring into the pawn

CHORUS

Well I really canna take it, so you're going to have to make it
On your own, 'cos I'm going with the bairns and our belongings
And we'll maybe go to Maggie's or to Effie's or to Aggie's
Cos we've got a lot of sisters that'll help me through!


Words taken from My Song Is My Own, 100 Women's Songs Edited by Kathy Henderson with Frankie Armstrong and Sandra Kerr.(1982) - Published by Pluto Press.

In the info about the song, it says "New words to a traditional scots tune by Linda Peachey and sisters from Edinburgh and Glasgow women's liberation groups, 1977."