Kate Rusby The Wishing Wife Lyrics

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CD 1
  • 1 The Wishing Wife
  • 2 The Mocking Bird
  • 3 Let Them Fly
  • 4 Only Hope
  • 5 Lately
  • 6 Shout to the Devil
  • 7 Green Fields
  • 8 Fair Weather Friend
  • 9 Walk the Road
  • 10 Not Me
  • 11 Four Stars
  • Once upon a time there was a man who scorned his wife
    He was never happy with his lot or with his life
    His manners they were miserable
    And he couldn't be polite
    and his wife found a wishing well one morning

    She said I wish to all you'll hear me
    I wish with all I see
    Take this man and make him small
    As small as he can be...

    This man he was as spoilt as the cat that got the cream
    He would shout and swear and carry on like you have never seen
    Childlike and stubborn
    like a mule by the sea
    then his wife found a wishing well one morning

    She said I wish to all you'd hear me
    I wish with all I see
    Take this man and make him kind
    As kind as he can be...

    This man he took no pleasure in the beauty of the land
    Money was the only thing that he could understand
    Selfish as a clam he was
    Let all the rest be damned
    then his wife found a wishing well one morning

    She said I wish to all you'll hear me
    I wish with all I see
    Take this man and make him smile
    As happy as can be...

    That night they fell asleep within the comfort of that bed
    A strange wind was whispering just what the wife had said
    In the morning where the man had laid
    there was a dog instead
    and his wife cried for joy in the morning!

    She said I wish to all you'll hear me
    I wish with all I see
    Take this man and make him mine

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