Friday, March 1, 2013

The Wishing Wife

I bought Kate Rusby's new album, 20, and a bunch of her other songs a few weeks ago, but I didn't get around to listening to them until fairly recently. 
 
I find this song wonderfully humorous. 
 
Happy Friday.
 
 
 
Once upon a time there was a man who scorned his wife
He was never happy with his lot or with his life
His manners they were miserable
And he couldn't be polite
And his wife found the wishing well one morning

She said I wish to all you'll hear me
I wish with all I see
Take this man and make him small
As small as he can be...

This man he was as spoilt as the cat that got the cream
He would shout and swear and carry on like you have never seen
Childlike and stubborn
Like a mule by the sea

Then his wife found the wishing well one morning
She said I wish to all you'd hear me
I wish with all I see
Take this man and make him kind
As kind as he can be...

This man he took no pleasure in the beauty of the land
Money was the only thing that he could understand
Selfish as a clam he was
Let all the rest be damned
then his wife found the wishing well one morning

She said I wish to all you'll hear me
I wish with all I see
Take this man and make him smile
As happy as can be...

That night they fell asleep within the comfort of their bed
A strange wind was whispering just what the wife had said
In the morning where the man had lain
There was a dog instead
And his wife cried for joy in the morning!

She said I wish to all you'll hear me
I wish with all I see
Take this man and make him mine
For all eternity...

wishing well
 

4 comments:

  1. This is pretty funny. I'd never trade my husband for a dog though. Okay, maybe a pug or a westie...kidding. I've never heard of Kate Rusby, but she has a beautiful voice and I love her folk sound!

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    1. I love her. She does a lot of really awesome sort-of Celtic stuff.

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  2. I loved it! Was really good. Loved her voice.

    I also wanted to tell you on another note.....I can't participate this Sat., too much going on at home right now with my Mom, and I feel like I am over my head with all of these hops.....I am sorry! Sandy

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    1. That's fine, Sandy. Jump in when you can. We're not going anywhere ;)

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