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Posted By: Tattie Bogle
23-Dec-17 - 05:21 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: The Pill (Matt McGinn)^^^
Subject: Lyr Add: THE PILL (Matt McGinn)
As asked for by the OP, here are the lyrics to Matt McGinn's song "The Pill": and I think they are still waiting for the Pope to approve it....!

Incidentally, Matt and Pete Seeger were good friends: there is a lovely tribute from Matt to Pete in the foreword to the book, "Matt McGinn at the Calton".

(Matt McGinn)
As recorded by Matt McGinn on "Honesty Is Out of the Fashion" (1968)

CHORUS: The pill, the pill, I'm pining for the pill
I'll never have any more because they're going to bless the pill

I wed when I was seventeen, I hadnae many brains,
Says I “The very thing to do is fill the house with weans”,
But when I got the roomful, I went to see the priest,
To tell him my man Willie was behaving like a beast. CHORUS

He gave me such a terrible row, my eyes were filled with tears
"How long have you been wed?" says he, says I, "This seven years"
Says he, "You'd better give over all your evil, sinful tricks,
You've been married seven years and you've only got the six". CHORUS

Now I'm coming up for forty, in my faith I've aye been true,
The very last time I tallied them, I counted twenty-two,
But now I've lost the notion, for we're running short o' names,
Though Willie he would welcome more, he's fond o' having weans. CHORUS

Now they're talking o' the pill, they've filled my heart wi' hope,
I'm sitting here and waiting on a signal frae the Pope,
I went along to buy some at eight and nine a tin,
I hope we hae the Pope's okay before my man comes in. CHORUS