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Still I Love Him

England.
Tune from East Anglia.
MIDI


    When I was single I wore a black shawl.
    Now that I'm married, I've nothing at all.

    Chorus:
         Still I love him, I'll forgive him,
         I'll go with him wherever he goes.

    He works in the pityard for twelve bob a week,
    He comes home on Saturdays full as a leech.

    Chorus:
         Still I love him, I'll forgive him,
         I'll go with him wherever he goes.

    He stands at the corner and whistles me out,
    His hands in his pockets, his shirt hanging out.

    Chorus:
         Still I love him, I'll forgive him,
         I'll go with him wherever he goes.

    He bought me a handkerchief, red, white and blue,
    And then to clean windows he tore it in two,

    Chorus:
         Still I love him, I'll forgive him,
         I'll go with him wherever he goes.

    He comes down our alley and whistles me out,
    And when I get out there he knocks me about,

    Chorus:
         Still I love him, I'll forgive him,
         I'll go with him wherever he goes.

    He took me to the alehouse and bought me some stout.
    Before I could drink it, he ordered me out,

    Chorus:
         Still I love him, I'll forgive him,
         I'll go with him wherever he goes.

    Oh, I like an apple and I like a pear,
    And I like a pitman with nice curly hair,

    Chorus:
         Still I love him, I'll forgive him,
         I'll go with him wherever he goes.