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File Under: “Ex-Wives, Could Have Been Mine”

Bless ’em all, bless ’em all, the long and the short and the tall…

The First

The Second

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  • hooodathunkit September 14, 2018, 4:21 PM

    Lindsay was my first love
    She was in my class
    I would have loved to take her out
    But I was too shy to ask
    The fullness of my feeling
    Was never made clear
    But I send her my love
    And a bang on the ear

    Nora was my girl
    When I first was in a group
    I can still see her to this day
    Stirring chicken soup
    Now she’s living in Australia
    Working for an auctioneer
    But I send her my love
    And a bang on the ear

    Deborah broke my heart
    And I the willing fool
    I fell for her one summer
    On the road to Liverpool
    I thought it was forever
    But it was over within the year (oh dear)
    But I send her my love
    And a bang on the ear

    The home I made with Bella
    Became a house of pain
    We weathered it together
    Bound by a ball and chain
    It started up in Fife
    It ended up in tears
    But I send her my love
    And a bang on the ear

    Krista was a rover
    From Canada she hailed
    We crossed swords in San Francisco
    We both lived to tell the tale
    I don’t know now where she is
    Oh, but if I had her here
    I’d give her my love
    And a bang on the ear

    So my woman of the hearth fire
    Harbor of my soul
    I watch you lightly sleeping
    I sense the dream that does unfold…like gold
    You to me are treasure
    You to me are dear
    So I’ll give you my love
    And a bang on the ear

    Mike Scott
    The Waterboys 1988

  • MarkInKansas September 14, 2018, 6:06 PM

    Good short video clips. I’d bet each of those women received a good dose of what they’ve earned.

  • Lovey September 14, 2018, 6:11 PM

    Aw, that’s sweet! A “bang on the ear” is an Irish term for an affectionate pat or kiss on the cheek or ear. “Fisherman’s Blues” is still my favorite.

  • Gordon Scott September 14, 2018, 7:44 PM

    I know a lot of Irish lore and phrases. I didn’t know that one!

  • Uncle Mikey September 14, 2018, 9:05 PM

    I’m not sure this Mike Scott isn’t just some sort of ear pervert

  • Jewel September 15, 2018, 2:15 AM

    I seriously need glasses. I misread the last line as “a bang on the car.”

  • Clayton in Mississippi September 16, 2018, 8:59 PM

    No, the lady in black wasn’t “my” first wife — but I think I once dated her mother!