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Scolding Wife  Great Big Sea

from "Sea of No Cares" (2002)
Trad, arr. Great Big Sea
Well I c[D]ame into a scolding wife a few[G] short ye[A]ars a[D]go
And ev[G]er since i le[D]ad a life of mis[A]ery and woe
My w[G]ife she is a ty[D]rant, aro[A]und the room and in
Ah she'd sel[D]l me to the dev[G]il for a g[A]lass or two of [D]gin
Sure I'll get up and go to work as mild as any man
and she'll get up an' dress herself and go and have her dram
and if i chance to say a word it's well i know my doom
she'll follow me with the fire shovel up and down the room
Chorus:
And i[G]f the devil'd tak[D]e her, i'd th[G]ank him for his p[D]ain,
I sw[G]ear to god I'll hang[D] meself if I get[A] married aga[Asus4]in
And i[G]f the devil'd take[D] her, I'd tha[G]nk him for his p[D]ain,
Oh, I sw[D]ear to god I'll ha[G]ng meself if [A]i get married aga[D]in
When I get up at breakfast time she taps me on the head
when I come home at Dinnertime I'll find her drunk in bed
when I come home at suppertime with patience I must stop
Cause she drinks what's in the teapot and I must drink the slops
CHORUS
Well once I asked me scolding wife If i could go to bed
She scarce gave me an hour upon the pillow to lay me head
when like a roarin' lion she come busting down the door
she caught me by the middle and threw me naked on the floor
CHORUS
Break: G A G A D D A G A D X2
Now me and my companions go to a public place
She'll search around the neigbourhood until she finds my face
she'll hoist me up in ridicule before the company,
saying "pettycoats is your master and forever more shall be!"
CHORUS X4, Last two a capella
The verses of this song are a drone kept by
an accordion and bohdrain. chords are those implied.
the acoustic guitar comes in for the choruses,
actually entering on the downbeat at the end of the verses (i.e "Room")

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