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When I Was Single

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WHEN I WAS SINGLE MY POCKETS WOULD JINGLE AND I WISH I WAS SINGLE AGAIN BUT I MARRIED ME A WIFE AND SHE'S THE PEST OF MY LIFE AND I WISH I WAS SINGLE AGAIN I SPENT ALL OF MY MONEY ON A VERY CHEAP RING AND THEN SHE AND THE GOLDSMITH HAD A MIGHTY FINE FLING AND I WISH I WAS SINGLE AGAIN BUT THEN MY WIFE SHE GOT SICK AND I PRAYED THAT IT WAS QUICK SO THAT I COULD BE SINGLE AGAIN AND SURE ENOUGH MY WIFE SHE DIED AND I LAUGHED UNTIL I CRIED TO THINK I WAS SINGLE AGAIN BUT I MARRIED ME ANOTHER AND SHE'S THE DEVIL'S GRANDMOTHER AND I WISH I WAS SINGLE AGAIN WELL SHE DID BEAT ME AND BANG ME AND SHE SWORE SHE WOULD HANG ME AND I WISH I WAS SINGLE AGAIN AND SHE LOOKED FOR A ROPE AND SHE FOUND HERSELF A ROPE SHE FOUND HERSELF A ROPE AND SHE GREASED IT WITH SOAP AND I WISH I WAS SINGLE AGAIN AND THEN SHE SEARCHED FOR A CHAIR AND SHE FOUND HERSELF A CHAIR SHE FOUND HERSELF A CHAIR JUST TO KICK FROM UNDER ME THERE AND I WISH I WAS SINGLE AGAIN AND THEN SHE SEARCHED FOR A TREE AND SHE FOUND HERSELF A TREE SHE FOUND HERSELF A TREE FROM WHICH TO STRING ME OH TO BE SINGLE AGAIN BUT THE BRANCH IT DID BREAK AND MY NECK DID ESCAPE AND I WAS SINGLE AGAIN SO YOUNG MEN TAKE A WARNING FROM THIS BE GOOD TO THE FIRST CAUSE THE LAST IS MUCH WORSE OH TO BE SINGLE AGAIN BE GOOD TO THE FIRST CAUSE THE LAST IS MUCH WORSE OH TO BE SINGLE AGAIN BE GOOD TO THE FIRST CAUSE THE LAST IS MUCH WORSE OH STAY SINGLE MEN
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The Great Park's version of the traditional 'When I Was Single' recorded in Aarau, Switzerland in March 2018.

Download includes a pdf of the lyrics and versions of two other songs recorded the same afternoon.

Two new songs recorded on this day appear on the album 'Woe', released August 2018.

Review of 'When I Was Single' from African Paper:
africanpaper.com/2018/08/11/the-great-park-when-i-was-single/

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released July 24, 2018

Stephen Burch: Martin D35 acoustic guitar and vocals.

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Stephen Burch. Problem folk, songs with words.

"Ein Singer-Songwriter ist immer auch Poet. Und Burch ist ein ganz besonderer." (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

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