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GUEST,Molly Lyr Req: A woman's work is in the 'ome (5) Lyr Req: A woman's work is in the 'ome 18 Feb 12


I confess I'm not actually looking for the lyric of this song as I have been singing it for years (I've probably changed it a bit as I've gone along - including rendering it in pseudo Cockney!)but I can't remember who wrote it. I'd also like to find the 'proper' tune for it. I can't read music so when I learned the words from a book I made up my own tune!
It is a Music Hall-type song but must have been written in the 1950's because it mentions the 'Baby Austin' car which was made no earlier than the '50s.
This is the first verse :
"A woman's work is in the 'ome, that's wot the master says
I finks abaht it times when I'm alone.
'E wouldn't say so if 'e 'ad my job a week or two and 'ad to work 'is fingers to the bone.
A-cleaning boots and scrubbin' floors, fed up wiv it I am
And I can't see 'ow it's ever goin' ter stop.
But when 'e says that stairs is slimmin' and that washin' cleans the 'ands, ow I wish as I could sock 'im wiv me mop!"
Any of you Mudcatters out there recognise it?
Molly


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