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Flash Company Briery Bush/Prickly Bush/Hangman songs (31) RE: Briery Bush/Prickly Bush/Hangman songs 06 Aug 09

My old mate, Kenny with the Union Folk in Altrincham used to sing this:
Oh aye the prickle-eye bush,
It pricks my heart full sore
And if ever I get out of the prickle-eye bush
I'll never get in it anymore.

Also Jimmy Driftwood:
Slack your rope, hangman
Loose it for a while,
Thought I saw my Father coming riding many a mile.

I particularly like Mothers reasons for coming to watch the hanging in this version:

You wouldn't make my feather bed
Nor brew me a spot of tea
So I have come to see you hang upon the gallows tree!

They were tough in the old west!


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