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Lyr Req: 'Grannys bread knife'

GUEST,Ralph Sweeney, Balham. 04 Sep 17 - 07:07 AM
GUEST 04 Sep 17 - 01:35 PM
GUEST 04 Sep 17 - 03:10 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: 'Grannys bread knife'
From: GUEST,Ralph Sweeney, Balham.
Date: 04 Sep 17 - 07:07 AM

A song I haven't heard since childhood, I recall about three broken verses that's all.

Love to read the full lyrics again.
Thanks in anticipation.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Grannys bread knife'
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 17 - 01:35 PM

Hi Ralph. I have been trying to find lyrics for this. No luck, are you sure this is the title ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Grannys bread knife'
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 17 - 03:10 PM

Maybe this by chance:

(Poem #1688) The Bread-Knife Ballad
A little child was sitting upon her mother's knee
and down her cheeks the bitter tears did flow;
and as I sadly listened, I heard this tender plea,
'twas uttered in a voice so soft and low...

    Please, Mother, don't stab Father with the bread-knife.
    Remember 'twas a gift when you were wed.
    But if you must stab Father with the bread-knife,
    Please, Mother, use another for the bread.

"Not guilty!" said the Jury, and the Judge said, "Set her free,
but remember this must not occur again.
Next time, you must listen to your little daughter's plea."
Then all the Court did join in this refrain...

    Please, Mother, don't stab Father with the bread-knife.
    Remember 'twas a gift when you were wed.
    But if you must stab Father with the bread-knife,
    Please, Mother, use another for the bread.
-- Robert Service


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