All the While (Rudge-Dicks) Upon a Monday morning-O, the rain it was a-raining; My love she came to me and said, Oh, when will you and I be wed, For I have bought a double bed And Mother is complaining-O. And all the while the rain it was a raining- O Upon a Tuesday morning-O, the snow it was a-glist'ning; My love still hadn't gone away So I did ask her, Mistress, pray What was it you said yesterday? I really wasn't list'ning-O. And all the while the snow it was a-glist'ning- O Upon a Wednesday morning-O, the hail it was a-hailing; My love she made a quick retort, And said, to cut the story short, I've bought a bed, the double sort, Your hearing must be failing-O. And all the while the hail it was a-hailing- O Upon a Thursday morning-O, the day was not a hot one. I said, you've bought a double bed? Well, that was what I thought you said, You must be going off your head, For I've already got one. O. And all the while the day was not a hot one. O (Spoken:) On Friday no one spoke. Upon a Saturday morning-O, the thunder it was frightening. I shouted so that I'd be heard, Oh, let us marry on the third But did she answer, not a word, For she'd been struck by lightning-O. Oh, Oh-oh. And after that the weather started brightening. O The notes on the cover say: "The song comes from England and is a masterpiece of British understatement. It is a tender ballad of love and romance fit to warm the heart of any bachelor." BP BP
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