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Arthur Lloyd's 'My Wife's Relations' 1876

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Arthur Lloyd's 'My Wife's Relations'

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This song featured in Arthur Lloyd's 'Two Hours Genuine Fun

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Arthur Lloyd's 'My Wife's Relations' (Lyrics)

I've done what I've regretted since, indeed I've been a muff,
I wed because I thought that I'd been single long enough;
I married Jenny Jinks, a few relations she has got,
And I found that when I wedded her I'd married all the lot.

CHORUS. There's her uncle, and her brother, and her sister, and her mother.
And her auntie, and another 'who is cousin to her mother.

Well. first her uncle called on her, and then her brother came,
Her mother dropped in casually, her auntie did the same;
And then the others follow`d suit, oh, wasn't it a sell,
I wouldn't mind them calling, but they board and lodge as well. CHORUS.

Oh, how they all do eat and drink, and they enjoy it too,
They look like beasts at feeding time, you meet with at the Zoo;
When I ask friends to see me, I'm ashamed, upon my life,
It takes me nearly half an hour to introduce my wife. CHORUS

My life is nearly worn away, sometimes I'm almost mad,
If her relations would retire, indeed I would be glad;
To-day I bought my wife a watch, and on my word its true,
She said, dear Charles, of course, you've bought the others watches too.

SPOKEN.- Upon my soul, its a fact, - 'What!' - I exclaimed, - 'buy watches for the lot?' - For the lot' she replied, 'there's only two or three' - 'Two or three. my dear' - I said, - 'dash it.' - CHORUS

I then got in a towering rage, it really was too bad,
It then became as clear as day, 'twas plain that I'd been had;
You never witnessed such a scene, her tongue went like a bell,
But I'd not only her at me, I'd the others too, as well.

SPOKEN. - You'd have pitied me, if you had seen me surrounded by my tormentors, Her uncle said, - 'I ought not to speak like that.' - then her brother threatened to punch my head, - her sister said shed scratch my eyes out, - her mother said, - 'Don't you stand his insolence, dear.' - her auntie said, - 'She was glad she'd never married, as it was only another proof of man's brutality.' - and her mother's cousin said, - 'I ought to be ashamed of myself.'

I rushed from the house in despair, and now I'm afraid to go home. Other married men when they go home have their wives at the door to receive them, But I've not only my wife, - CHORUS

My wife's relations ASHDOWN & PARRY. London.

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