(Myles Rudge / Ted Dicks)
Bernard Cribbens - 1960
Upon the Monday morning-O
The rain it was a-rainin'
My love she come to me and said
When shall you and I be wed
I have bought a double bed
And Mother is complaining ..... I can't abide her mother
And all the while the rain it was a rainin'
Upon the Tuesday morning-O
The snow it was a-glistenin'
My love still hadn't gone away
So I did ask her, Mistress, pray
What was it you said yesterday
I really wasn't listenin' ..... hah-hah, I laughed and she 'it me
And all the while the snow it was a-glistenin'
Upon the Wednesday morning-O
The hail it was a-hailin'
My love she made a quick retort
And said, to cut a story short
I bought a bed, the double sort
Your hearing must be failin' ..... she called me a deaf nit
And all the while the hail it was a-hailin'
Upon the Thursday morning-O
The day was not a hot one
I said, you've bought a double bed
Well, that was what I thought you said
You must be going off your head
For I've already got one ..... yeah, we got two now, haven't we
And all the while the day was not a hot one
Upon the Friday morning-O ..... nobody spoke
Upon the Saturday morning-O
The thunder it was frightenin'
I shouted so that I'd be heard
Oh, let us marry on the third
But did she answer, not a word,
For she'd been struck by lightnin'
And after that the weather started brightenin'
I had a lovely day. I went fishin'. I caught four
One of 'em was a great big fat fellah, he was, oh, lovely
(Transcribed by Mel Priddle - September 2018)