Tommy Makem – When I Was Single lyrics

When I was single, I wore a plaid shawl
Now that I'm married, I've nothing at all
Oh, but still I love him, I'll forgive him
I'll go with him wherever he goes
He came up our alley and he whistled me out
But the tail of his shirt from his trousers hung out
He bought me a handkerchief, red, white and blue
But before I could wear it, he tore it in two
He brought me to an ale house and he bought me some stout
But before I could drink it, he ordered me out
He borrowed some money to buy me a ring
Then he and the jeweller went off on a fling
There's cakes in the oven, there's cheese on the shelf
If you want any more, you can sing it yourself

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