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Lyr Req: Don't Get Married Girls (L Rosselson)^^^

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DON'T GET MARRIED GIRLS


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Lyr Add: Don't Get Married Lads (Lynda Finn) (6)


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Don't Get Married Girls (Words and music by Leon Rosselson, 1973. Midi made from notation in My Song Is My Own (ed. Kathy Henderson et al., 1979).)


Tomas Embréus 07 Feb 98 - 03:14 PM
Helen 08 Feb 98 - 06:46 PM
bigj 08 Feb 98 - 07:05 PM
Helen 09 Feb 98 - 03:57 AM
GUEST,Uli.Guehsgen@t-online.de 17 Jun 01 - 07:13 AM
bill\sables 17 Jun 01 - 07:38 AM
Susan of DT 17 Jun 01 - 09:43 AM
McGrath of Harlow 17 Jun 01 - 12:15 PM
GUEST,Esther 08 Sep 02 - 05:55 AM
songs2play 08 Sep 02 - 06:13 AM
GUEST,MCP 08 Sep 02 - 09:30 AM
Susanne (skw) 08 Sep 02 - 06:18 PM
GUEST 09 Sep 02 - 07:09 AM
GUEST,MCP 09 Sep 02 - 07:38 AM
Orac 09 Sep 02 - 07:53 AM
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Orac 09 Sep 02 - 08:24 AM
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Subject: Lyr:
From: Tomas Embréus
Date: 07 Feb 98 - 03:14 PM

I wonder if anybody know the full lyrics to a song called "Don´t get married girl". It´s recorded on The Dubliners CD "Celbration"./Thanks-Tomas


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Subject: RE: Lyr:
From: Helen
Date: 08 Feb 98 - 06:46 PM

Hi Tomas I was hoping someone would have this in digital format and I woudn't have to type it in, but it looks like I get to practice my touch typing. I'll do it in the next 8 hours, or less if I get the chance.

Helen


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Subject: Lyr Add: DON'T GET MARRIED GIRLS (Leon Rosselson)
From: bigj
Date: 08 Feb 98 - 07:05 PM

DON'T GET MARRIED, GIRLS.
written by Leon Rosselson.
published by him in his book "That's Not the Way It's Got to Be" (1973)
Recorded by him on "Love, Loneliness, Laundry" Acorn Records CF271

Don't get married, girls; you'll sign away your life.
You may start off as a woman but you'll end up as the wife.
You could be a vestal virgin, take the veil and be a nun,
But don't get married, girls, for marriage isn't fun.

It's fine when you're romancing and he plays a lover's part.
You're the roses in his garden; you're the flame that warms his heart,
And his love will last for ever and he'll promise you the moon,
But just wait until you're wedded and he'll sing a different tune.
You're his tapioca pudding; you're the dumplings in his stew,
And he'll soon begin to wonder what he ever saw in you.
Still he takes without complaining all the dishes you provide,
But, you see, he has to have his bit of jam tart on the side.

So, don't get married, girls; it's very badly paid.
You may start off as the mistress but you'll end up as the maid.
Be a daring deep-sea diver; be a polished polyglot,
But don't get married, girls, for marriage is a plot.

Have you seen him in the morning with a face that looks like death?
He's got dandruff on his pillow and tobacco on his breath,
And he wants some reassurance with his cup of tea in bed,
'Cos he's got worries with the mortgage and the bald patch on his head,
And he's sure that you're his mother, lays his head upon your breast,
So you try to boost his ego, iron his shirt and warm his vest,
Then you get him off to work; the mighty hunter is restored,
And he leaves you there with nothing but the dreams you can't afford.

So, don't get married, girls; men are all the same.
They just use you when they need you; you'd do better on the game.
Be call-girl; be a stripper; be a hostess; be a whore,
But don't get married, girls, for marriage is a bore.

When he comes home in the evening, he can hardly spare a look.
All he says is 'What's for dinner?'; after all, you're just the cook,
But when he takes you to a party, he eyes you with a frown,
And you know you've got to look your best; you mustn't let him down.
Then he'll clutch you with that 'Look what I've got' sparkle in his eyes,
Like he's entered for a raffle and he's won you for the prize,
But when the party's over, you'll be slogging through the sludge,
Half the time a decoration and the other half a drudge.

So, don't get married; it'll drive you round the bend.
It's the lane without a turning; it's the end without an end.
Change your lover every Friday; take up tennis; be a nurse,
But don't get married, girls, for marriage is a curse.

(Coda)
Then you get him off to work; the mighty hunter is restored,
And he leaves you there with nothing but the dreams you can't afford.


Sorry, Helen.


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Subject: RE: Lyr:
From: Helen
Date: 09 Feb 98 - 03:57 AM

bigj

I'm not sorry at all. I was hoping I wouldn't have to type it all in, and doubly happy now that I am reminded what a long song it is. Always liked this song - especially the looks some men get on their faces when the women laugh out loud. I guess it is retaliation for all those mother-in-law jokes we've put up with for years. ;->

Helen


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Subject: Peggy Seeger : Don`t get married
From: GUEST,Uli.Guehsgen@t-online.de
Date: 17 Jun 01 - 07:13 AM

Hi. A just married friend heard this song in a session in Donegal, but can`t remember the words. Ok. Would be fine if anyone had them


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Subject: Lyr Add: DON'T GET MARRIED GIRLS (L Rosselson)^^^
From: bill\sables
Date: 17 Jun 01 - 07:38 AM

DON'T GET MARRIED, GIRLS
Leon Rosselson

Don't get married, girls. You'll sign away your life.
You may start off as a woman, but you'll end up as the wife.
You could be a vestal virgin, take the veil, or be a nun,
But don't get married, girls, for marriage isn't fun.
Oh, it's great when you're romancing and he plays the lover's part.
You're the flowers in his garden. You're the flame that warms his heart.
And his love will last forever and he'll promise you the moon,
But just wait until you're married and he'll sing a different tune.
You're his tapioca pudding. You're the dumplings in his stew,
But he'll soon begin to wonder what he ever saw in you.
Still he takes without complaining all the dishes you provide,
But you know he likes to have a little jam tart on the side.

So don't get married, girls. It's very badly paid.
You may start off as the mistress, but you'll end up as the maid.
Be a daring deep sea diver. Be a polished polyglot,
But don't get married, girls, for marriage isn't hot.
Have you seen him in the morning with a face that looks like death,
With dandruff on his pillow and tobacco on his breath?
Still he needs some reassurance with his cup of tea in bed,
'Cos he's worried 'bout the mortgage and the bald patch on his head,
And he thinks that you're his mother, lays his head upon your breast,
So you try to boost his ego, iron his shirt, and warm his vest.
Then you get him off to work. The mighty hunter is restored,
And he leaves you there with nothing but the dreams you can't afford.

So don't get married, girls. Men are all the same.
They'll just use you when they want you. You'd be better on the game.
Be a call girl, be a stripper, be a hostess, be a whore,
But don't get married, girls, for marriage is a bore.
When he comes home in the evening, he can hardly spare a look.
All he says is, "What's for dinner?" After all, you're just the cook.
Then he takes you to a party and he eyes you with a frown,
And you know you've got to look your best. You mustn't let him down.
And he'll fix you with that look, and there's that twinkle in his eye,
Like he's entered in a raffle and he's won you for a prize,
But when the party's over, you'll go slogging through the sludge
Half the time a decoration and the other half a drudge.

So don't get married. It'll drive you round the bend.
It's a lane without a turning. It's the end without an end.
Take a lover every Friday, take up tennis, be a nurse,
But don't get married, girls, for marriage is a curse.

For you get him off to work. The mighty hunter is restored,
And he leaves you there with nothing but the dreams you can't afford.

Cheers Bill^^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Peggy Seeger : Don`t get married
From: Susan of DT
Date: 17 Jun 01 - 09:43 AM

It's in Digitrad


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Peggy Seeger : Don`t get married
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 17 Jun 01 - 12:15 PM

The Dubliners did a great version of this.


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Subject: Don't get married girls
From: GUEST,Esther
Date: 08 Sep 02 - 05:55 AM

Hi all,

Would anyone know where I can find the tune of the song "Don't Get Married Girls" by Leon Rosselson? I cannot find the cd, so I have to get it somewhere else. Who can help me? Please mail to estherinireland@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don't get married girls
From: songs2play
Date: 08 Sep 02 - 06:13 AM

On Leon Rosselson/Roy Bailey "Love, Loneliness and Laundry" (Fuse, 1977)

see http://www.slipcue.com/music/international/celtic/artists/rosselson.html


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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: DON'T GET MARRIED GIRLS (L Rosselson
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 08 Sep 02 - 09:30 AM

Here's the tune.

Mick

DON'T GET MARRIED GIRLS
(Leon Rosselson)

Don't get/ mar-ried girls you'll/sign a-way your/life
You may/ start off as a/wo-man but you'll/ end up as the/wife
You could/be a ves-tal/vir-gin, take the/veil and be a/nun
But/don't get/mar-ried girls for/mar-riage is-n't/fun//
Oh it's/fine when you're ro-/man-cing and he/ plays a lo-vers/ part
You're the/ro-ses in his/gar-den, you're the/flame that warms his/heart
And his/love will last for/e-ver and he'll/pro-mise you the/moon
But just/wait un-til you're/wed-ded and he'll/sing a diff-er-ent/tune
You're his/ta-pi-o-ca/pud-ding you're the/dump-lings in his/stew
And he'll/soon be-gin to/won-der what he/ev-er saw in/you
Still he/takes with-out com-/plain-ingall the/dish-es you pro-/vide
But you/see he has to/have his bit of/jam tart on the/side//

X: 1
T:Don't Get Married Girls
M:6/8
L:1/8
C:Leon Rosselson
K:Em
E3 B3|B2 ^c d2 B|^c2 A E2 c|B3
B2 A|G2 A B2 G|A G2 F2 A|G2 E|C2 D|B,3
E2 E|E2 B B2 A|B2 ^c d2 B|^c2 A E2 c|B3-B2
A|G3 B3|A2 G F2 D|E2 F G2 E|B3-B3||
K:E
z3 E2 E|E2 G G2 G|A2 G G2 G|A2 G G E2|F3
F2 G|A2 B c2 c|B2 G E2 F|G2 B A2 G|F3
F2 G|A2 B c2 A|B E2 E2 E|A2 B c2 A|B3
G2 B|B2 A F2 A|A G2 E2 G|G2 F B, B, F|E3
G2 G|A2 A A2 A|G E2 E2 E|A2 A A2 A|G3
E2 E|A2 A A2 A|G2 E E2 F|G2 B A2 G|F3
F2 G|A2 B c2 A|B2 E E2 E|A B2 c2 A|B3
G2 B|B2 A F2 A|A2 G E2 G|G F2 B,2 F|E3-E2||
K:Em

To play or display ABC tunes, try concertina.net


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don't get married girls
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 08 Sep 02 - 06:18 PM

It's also on the Dubliners' '25 Year Celebration' (1987), sung beautifully by Sean Cannon.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don't get married girls
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 07:09 AM

Could you please try and explain the index and tab you have given z3 E2 E2 G G2 don't mean a thing to me,

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don't get married girls
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 07:38 AM

GUEST - The tune is in ABC format - a text based system for notating tunes, especially suited for melody lines.

The standard reference is: The ABC home page (this has introduction to ABC and list of software for playing and converting ABC to print formats amongst other stuff)

but there are Mudcat threads explaining it also; see for example:

Mudcat ABC Tune Guide
What is abc format

(If you type ABC in the Filter box and set the Age drop-down to 3 years and press Refresh you'll find some other threads about ABC)

Mick


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don't get married girls
From: Orac
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 07:53 AM

If you send me your details I'll stick it on a CD for you and post it. ...


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don't get married girls
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 08:08 AM

There's always someone who come up trumps and helps restore one's faith in humanity with their kindness Orac is that for Don't get married girls or the abc sytem


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don't get married girls
From: Orac
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 08:24 AM

Hello, I meant that I would put Mr rosselson's recording on a CD and post it to whoever. If you are looking for an ABC reader go to http://abc2win.com/ you will find a shareware prog there. Regards John.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don't get married girls
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 10:00 AM

Whilst your actions are well meaning, they are also highly illegal, breaching copyright etc. If this were the Rolling Stomes etc I doubt if they would miss a sale of a CD, however the likes of Mr Rosselson would. Could I humbly suggest that Esther buys a CD with the track on


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don't get married girls
From: Orac
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 10:21 AM

It was a suggestion as she said that she couldn't find a CD with it on. She clearly had tried to buy one. Only trying to help.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don't get married girls
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 10:54 AM

Esther - I've e-mailed you a Midi file and a postscript file generated from my abc.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don't get married girls
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 07:11 PM

It was recorded by Leon Rosselson on "Love, loneliness and laundry" and also published in "My song is my own" - Kathy Henderson, Frankie Armstrong and Sandra Kerr - in 1979.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DON'T GET MARRIED BOYS
From: michaelr
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 07:43 PM

The blatant male-bashing of the preceding song so dismayed me that I felt compelled to compose the following rebuttal.


DON'T GET MARRIED, BOYS

Don't get married, boys, you'll be a slave for life
All the wages that you sweat for, you must give them to your wife
Get a spaniel, get a fast car, get a mistress, get the clap
But don't get married, boys, for marriage is a trap

In her wedding vows she swore to love you, sickness and in health
But you'll all too soon discover what she really wants is wealth
And she'll prod you and she'll nag you, get a job for better pay
Then she's crying and complaining you spend too much time away

Oh she never went to college and she never earned the bread
But she doesn't have to worry, she can get divorced instead
All she needs is an attorney, and it goes from bad to worse
And the next time that you look, well, half of what you had is hers

So don't get married, boys, she'll throw you to the hounds
Well you wed a slender beauty, now she weighs three hundred pounds
Be a monk or be a swinger, be a sailor, play punk rock
But don't get married, boys, for marriage is a crock
Be a choirboy or a faggot, be a sorcerer, date a witch
But don't get married, boys, for marriage is a… whole lot of trouble

While you're building your career the little woman just gets bored
And she'll leave you there with nothing but the dreams you can't afford


Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don't get married girls
From: Susan A-R
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 09:57 PM

There's also a Leon Rosselson song book Rosselsongs is the title, I believe. I'm not too happy to discover that I can't find my copy. But it's out there in print.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don't get married girls
From: maswala
Date: 05 Oct 02 - 09:59 AM

Hi all, thanks a million!

Orac and GUEST, I indeed couldn't find the cd. My father is a musician hisself, so I perfectly understand the need of buying cd's in stead of copying them. I am against it, except when I need a track and cannot get it in another way. But than still I try to only get the one track.

Mick, thanks a million too, the midi file was a great help.

Maswala


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don't get married girls
From: Jeep man
Date: 05 Oct 02 - 11:27 AM

Well said, Michael. Jeep


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Subject: Lyr Add: FLYING SAUCERS and EVER SINCE EVE
From: reggie miles
Date: 05 Oct 02 - 11:31 AM

michaelr, Wow! What a come back!!! You took the words right out of my keyboard. I was just about to post one with similar sentiments that I just started singing. I've had this song waiting in the wings for about twenty years. It's called "Flying Saucers".

Our marriage used to be,
like the sweetest harmony.
Everything was peachy at the start.
But like a rocket to the moon,
it was over much too soon.
The day she hit my head she broke my heart.

(on the record, during this point in the song, between the verse and the chorus, there's the sound of dinner plates crashing and a man's voice moaning. It's not easily reproduced in a live performance so I just yell out OWWW!)

(chorus) Flying saucers, flying saucers, flying from the hands of my wife.
Flying saucers, cups and saucers, are breaking up my happy wedding life.

Last night I sure was blist,
when she threw a plate and missed.
I cried this is goodbye to our romance.
But she pleaded as she said,
tho the plate just missed your head,
I'm your wife and I deserve a second chance.

OWWW!

Chorus

So to science I declare,
for those rockets in the air,
you don't have to look to Jupiter or Mars.
You can solve this mystery.
Find a woman who is free.
Marry her and you will soon be seeing stars.

OOWWWW!

Chorus


Then there's this old tune I do call "Ever Since Eve"

Adam was as happy as a man could be,
till Eve brought up the subject of the apple tree.
He listened to a woman that's a losin' game,
and brother if you try it you will learn the same.

They'll trap you with their glamour when you call around.
Before you know what hit you boy you're altar bound.
And when the preacher says to honor and obey,
it's only you he's talkin' to and how you'll pay.

Chorus: Ever, ever since Eve.
Men have cried while women deceive.
You trust a gal and then she's gone.
Believe me it's been going on.
Ever, oh ever since Eve.

You meet a gal and take her out to dine and dance.
She leads you on, but brother you don't stand a chance.
She'll help you spend your money and when you've got no more,
she's gonna shake your hand, say goodbye and slam the door.

Now, I ain't sayin' women aren't here to stay.
Half the married folks are women, so they say.
But none of them is ever gonna get me hooked.
Cuz brother, when that happens, your goose is cooked.

Chorus

The boys and I are gonna take a holiday.
We're gonna buy a little island far away.
We'll smoke cigars and flick the ashes 'round the tent.
We'll gamble and we'll fish to our heart's content.

We're gonna eat our dinner in our shorts and socks,
and when we're through we'll break the dishes on the the rocks.
There isn't gonna be a woman in the crowd.
We're gonna hang a sign that says, no gals allowed.

Chorus


I think I'll sing both your version and the original song back to back together, just for balance. Why offend half an audience when you can alienate everybody all at once. That's what I always say.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don't get married girls
From: michaelr
Date: 05 Oct 02 - 05:20 PM

LOL, Reggie! Great song...

Official disclaimer (before we both get clobbered): These lyrics were written with tongue firmly in cheek.

Cheers, Michael


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don't get married girls
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 05 Oct 02 - 06:43 PM

It's anti-marriage rather than anti-male. That's why the Dubliners were able to sing it with such wicked relish.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don't get married girls
From: reggie miles
Date: 06 Oct 02 - 09:44 AM

Oops, in that last verse of Flying Saucers it should read,

So to science I declare, for those "saucers" in the air.... (not "rockets")

I know it's a minor typo and most may not consider it important enough to bother with but in the interest of self preservation I'd rather not suggest that they use anymore ammo than they already have to sling.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don't get married girls
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 06 Oct 02 - 11:48 AM

This reminds me of the classic:



The Man Who Wrote the Home Sweet Home Never was a Married Man

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: Lyr Req: Dont get married girls
From: GUEST,jimlad
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 01:55 AM

Lyrics required for above song which used to be sung by Vera Aspey in UK folk clubs.
Also her husband Gary Aspey countered with "Dont get married lads"

Any help appreciated.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DON'T GET MARRIED, GIRLS (Leon Rosselson)
From: Marion in Cornwall
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 02:05 AM

I think this might be the song you're looking for

DON'T GET MARRIED, GIRLS
Leon Rosselson

Don't get married girls - you'll sign away your life,
You may start off as a woman but you'll end up as the wife.
You could be a vestal virgin, take the veil and be a nun,
But don't get married girls, for marriage isn't fun.

Oh it's fine when you're romancing and he plays a lover's part
You're the roses in his garden, you're the flame that warms his heart.
And his love will last for ever, and he'll promise you the moon,
But just wait until you're wedded and he'll sing a different tune.
You're his tapioca pudding, you're the dumplings in his stew,
And he'll soon begin to wonder what he ever saw in you.
Still he takes without complaining all the dishes you provide,
But you see he has to have his bit of jam tart on the side.

So don't get married girls - it's very badly paid
You may start off as the mistress but you'll end up as the maid.
Be a daring deep-sea diver, be a polished polyglot,
But don't get married girls, for marriage is a plot.

Have you seen him in the morning with a face that looks like death,
He's got dandruff on his pillow and tobacco on his breath.
And he wants some reassurance, with his cup of tea in bed,
'Cos he's got worries with the mortgage and the bald patch on his head.
And he's sure that you're his mother, lays his head upon your breast.
So you try to boost his ego, iron his shirt and warm his vest.
Then you get him off to work - the mighty hunter is restored
And he leaves you there with nothing but the dreams you can't afford.

So don't get married girls for men are all the same,
They just use you when they need you, you'd do better on the game.
Be a call girl, be a stripper. be a hostess, be a whore
But don't get married girls, for marriage is a bore.

When he comes home in the evening, he can hardly spare a look,
All he says is "What's for dinner?", after all you're just the cook.
And he'll clutch you with that "Look what I've got!" sparkle in his eyes,
Like he's entered for a raffle, and won you for a prize,
But when the party's over, you'll be slogging through the sludge,
Half the time a decoration and the other half a drudge.

So don't get married - it'll drive you round the bend
It's the lane without a turning it's the end without an end.
Change your lover every Friday, take up tennis, be a nurse,
But don't get married girls for marriage is a curse.

And you get him off to work - the mighty hunter is restored
And he leaves you there with nothing but the dreams you can't afford.


Regards
Marion


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Subject: Lyr Add: DON'T GET MARRIED, GIRLS (Leon Rosselson)
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 02:06 AM

DON'T GET MARRIED, GIRLS Leon Rosselson

Don't get married girls you'll sign away your life
You may start off as a woman but you'll end up as the wife
You could be a vestal virgin take the veil or be a nun
But don't get married girls for marriage isn't fun
Oh it's great when you're romancing and he plays the lovers part
You're the flowers in his garden you're the flame that warms his heart
And his love will last forever and he'll promise you the moon
But just wait until you're married and he'll sing a different tune
You're his tapioca pudding, You're the dumplings in his stew
But he'll soon begin to wonder what he ever saw in you
Still he takes without complaining all the dishes you provide
But you know he likes to have a little jam tart on the side

So don't get married girls it's very badly paid
You may start off as the mistress but you'll end up as the maid
Be a daring deep sea diver be a polished polyglot
But don't get married girls for marriage isn't hot
Have you seen him in the morning with a face that looks like death
With dandruff on his pillow and tobacco on his breath
Still he needs some reassurance with his cup of tea in bed
'Cos he's worried 'bout the mortgage and the bald patch on his head
And he thinks that you're his mother lays his head upon your breast
So you try to boost his ego iron his shirt and warm his vest
Then you get him off to work the mighty hunter is restored
And he leaves you there with nothing but the dreams you can't afford

So don't get married girls men are all the same
They'll just use you when they want you you'd be better on the game
Be a call girl, be a stripper, be a hostess, be a whore
But don't get married girls for marriage is a bore
When he comes home in the evening he can hardly spare a look
All he says is what's for dinner after all you're just the cook
Then he takes you to a party and he eyes you with a frown
And you know you've got to look your best you mustn't let him down
And he'll fix you with that look and there's that twinkle in his eye
Like he's entered in a raffle and he's won you for a prize
But when the party's over you'll go slogging through the sludge
Half the time a decoration and the other half a drudge

So don't get married it'll drive you round the bend
It's a lane without a turning it's the end without an end
Take a lover every Friday, Take up tennis, be a nurse
But don't get married girls for marriage is a curse

For you get him off to work the mighty hunter is restored
And he leaves you there with nothing but the dreams you can't afford.


It wasn't in the DT, but I found it in some threads from June 2001. Type in 'don't get married' and it comes up with a lot of links to previous discussions, including the tune. Don't know if guest status will let you open those threads, but it's worth it.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dont get married girls
From: GUEST,jimlad
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 02:09 AM

Thanks luv


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dont get married girls
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 05:44 AM

It's in the DT HERE, but there are a couple of lines (which are in the versions above) which are missing from the DT version:

Then he takes you to a party and he eyes you with a frown
And you know you've got to look your best you mustn't let him down

I'ved nagged Dick Greenhaus about this several times, but to no avail.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dont get married girls
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 09:32 AM

Not only are the words in the DT, but the tune is at Mudcat Midis:

Don't Get Married Girls


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don't get married girls
From: GUEST,Redthunder64
Date: 16 Jul 09 - 09:52 AM

I have been looking for the Mel Blanc version of flying saucers for years. I can't find it anywhere though. I had it as a kid. On one side, there was Bugs Bunny singing Flying Saucers, and on the flip side, it was Porky Pig singing K-K-K-Katie. Anyone know where I can obtain a copy? I'm getting desperate. lol

Shawnee


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don't get married girls
From: Mr Happy
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 10:20 AM

michaelr,

I came on here looking if there was a version from the male POV, & sure enough there's your composition - Cheers!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don't get married girls
From: Clontarf83
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 01:18 PM

Michaelr--thanks--brilliant parody.

Met Leon Rossleson at a house concert--asked him to sing that song---he looked uncomfortable doing it, and was somewhat puzzled as to how I heard of it...


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don't get married girls
From: michaelr
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 06:41 PM

Cheers, guys! Glad you like it -- anyone who does, feel free to perform it.

Michael (very happily married for 28 years)


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