Let's Dig Up Harry

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From "There, There"

Well, Harry was a friend
From the old South End
Til one day he got sickly
It started with a cough
And he soon kicked off
It was sad, but over quickly
On the day he died
He told his bride,
Dear Emily, promise me this
Youve got to find a new man,
And find some happiness
Now Harry was a very dear friend to all,
But Emily loved him dearer
Since two years back
She be wearin all black
And none of us can get near her
Now the friends I got,
We 're a desperate lot
And that girl is a hell of a sight
We been courtin and a-wooin
But nothin doin!
Must be her veils too tight
So let's dig old Harry up
Let's dig up old Harry
He had always said
If I wind up dead
I want you to remarry
And once you get a whiff
Of the old stiff
Your mourning days will end
Cause there's never been a better way
To get a widow better
Then to get her with her dead husband
No, there's never been a better way
To get a widow better
Then to get her with her dead husband
Now the boys all thought
That the widow ought
To put the past behind her
She had made a pact
She forgot, in fact
She needed a reminder
Now it's really not clear
Who had the idear
Cause I think we all were drunk
But we found ourselves at St. Johns church
With a shovel and a trunk
So we shoveled hard in the old bone yard
And there was no sleep nor slowing
Til we disinterred that old sea bird
By time the cock was crowing
And we dragged the deceased
For a mile, at least
Back to his old homestead
Put the corpse aside
His sleeping bride
And hid beneath the bed
So let's dig old Harry up
Let's dig up old Harry
He had always said
If I wind up dead
I want you to remarry
And it's just the sort of move
That Harry would approve
Cause Harry was a very dear friend
And there's never been a better way
To get a widow better
Then to get her with her dead husband
No, there's never been a better way
To get a widow better
Then to get her with her dead husband
With a shriek I spoke
And the girl awoke
And my voice it did confuse her
I said, Em, you swore
You would wed once more
Or at least get somewhat looser.
She said Harry, Hi
I'm glad you stopped by,
But forget that stupid vow
I never did what you said
Before you were dead
And I sure as hell won't now!
So let's dig old Harry up
Let's dig up old Harry
He had always said
If I wind up dead
I want you to remarry
And our theory all along
It was totally wrong
But be stand by it til the end
That there's never been a better way
To get a widow better
Then to get her with her dead husband
No, there's never been a better way
To get a widow better
Then to get her with her dead husband
No, there's never been a better way
To get a widow better
Then to get her with her dead husband
No, there's never been a better way
To get a widow better
Then to get her with her dead husband
Copyright 2006 Zach London

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