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Lyr Req: Poor Lonely Widow (Bob Copper)

GUEST,Kim C 21 May 13 - 02:08 PM
Herga Kitty 22 May 13 - 02:43 AM
Herga Kitty 22 May 13 - 05:07 AM
GUEST,Kim C 22 May 13 - 02:03 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Song about marriage/widowhood
From: GUEST,Kim C
Date: 21 May 13 - 02:08 PM

I'm trying to help a friend find a comic song by this description she gave me: "'when I was a young girl' that starts out primping for nice young men , takes the singer through marriage and widowhood, and takes her full circle to Merry Widow, still primping for nice young men."

Nothing comes immediately to mind for me, and if I search "when I was a young girl" I get The Unfortunate Maid, which I'm sure isn't what she had in mind. I've also found the standard songs about "why did I ever get married" but nothing matching this description.

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about marriage/widowhood
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 22 May 13 - 02:43 AM

Sounds as though it's probably The Poor Lonely Widow - I originally found it in Bob Copper's book, Songs and Southern Breezes. "I can dance, I can sing, I'm as good now as ever, fond of me whisky and good in a row; Just forty five, both witty and clever, and I wonder if anyone will marry me now..."

Haven't time to post more at the moment, but will later if no one else has got there first!

Kitty


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE POOR LONELY WIDOW (Bob Copper)
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 22 May 13 - 05:07 AM

Here you are Kim - hope this is what you were looking for!

THE POOR LONELY WIDOW

Here are the words as given by Bob Copper in Songs and Southern Breezes (I find I've bent them somewhat over the years in the version I actually sing)

If you'll give attention the truth I will mention
My trials and my troubles to you I'll explain
I'm a poor lonely widow I'm left unprotected
But I'm ready and willing to marry again
Three husbands I've had, but they're all dead and buried
The first one he died rather strange I confess
When I woke in the morning I found he was choking
He died so they say for the want of his breath

I can dance, I can sing, I'm as good now as ever
Fond of my whiskey and good in a row
Just forty five, both witty and clever
I wonder if anyone will marry me now.

When I was young all the boys they came courting
If I went to the canteen for whiskey or gin
It was for the same thing that I had a longing
To get fresh all the week sure I thought it no sin
Poor Tim did the same thing, he was fond of his whiskey
I can't sleep at night sure I miss him somehow
As since he has died I feel quite broken-hearted
I wonder if anyone will marry me now

Six months after Tim the wide world seemed departed
I wed with one Barney, a cobbler by trade
When I think how he died I was again broken-hearted
I wished once again boys that I was a maid
For we both took to drinking and then we got fighting
Then with his lapstone he struck me I vow
I up with the poker and settled my joker
I wonder if anyone will marry me now

So come all you young men and don't keep me waiting
For I feel like a fish that is out of the sea
If I don't soon get married it's true what I am stating
I shall go wrong if some young man don't marry me
For I've got a blind pig, an old bull and a cow too
I've got some old cocks and old hens too I vow
And there's many a good tune played on an old fiddle
I wonder if anyone will marry me now

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about marriage/widowhood
From: GUEST,Kim C
Date: 22 May 13 - 02:03 PM

That may well be it. Thanks! :-)


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