TAKE BACK THE HEART THAT YOU GAVE ME
(A Butcher's Love Song)
 
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Standing in that grey-haired pork shop
See the butcher's daughter Sue
In her hands she holds a sheep’s head
Gazing in it's eyes of blue
It reminds her of her lover
Will he come? Ah yes, he's here
With a smile he picks her pocket
Then he whispers in her ear

Chorus: 'Take back the heart that you gave me
Take back your liver as well
Take back the ring that you promised me
Before we say farewell
Take back your roses with knobs on
I can no longer stay
For sweetheart I've just remembered
My wife's coming home today'


'Take this little keep-sake darling'
She cries to her red-haired boy
And then with a sob of anguish
She gives him a saveloy
See him smother it with kisses
Tears are jumping from his eyes
Then he throws it at her Father
As to her he softly cries

Chorus:

She cries 'Good-bye Dad and Mother
Now my dream of love is o'er
Kiss the little trotters for me
As you did in days of yore
Farewell little bow-legg'd sausage
We shall never meet again
She falls senseless in the dripping
As he sings this sweet refrain

Chorus:
 
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Written and composed by Wynn Stanley & Andrew Allen - 1921
Performed by Hal Wright
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
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