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Pearl-Handled Pocket Knife

  • (Fort / Hutchins)

    I had a girl, her name was Mame
    She treated me just right
    I wined her, I dined her
    We courted most every night
    So I offered to buy her
    Some fancy jewellery
    I'll admit, I was taken back a bit
    By what Mame said to me

    She said
    The only thing I want from you, my friend
    If I can't be your wife
    Is a five-bladed, nickel-plated
    Pearl-handled pocket knife

    I introduced Mame to some of my friends
    They really had a fling
    One guy, she charmed him, she completely disarmed him
    They say she treated him like a king
    So he offered to buy her a giant ruby ring
    But Mame, she said, No, she said, Keep your dough
    And she began to sing

    She said
    The only thing I want from you, my friend
    If I can't be your wife
    Is a five-bladed, nickel-plated
    Pearl-handled pocket knife

    Some time later I discovered that Mame
    Had ten cases full of knives
    I said, Mame, what's the dope? and she told me plain
    This is my chest of hope
    Y'see, I'm saving for the future
    For some old rainy day
    When my lovers are gone, I'm all alone
    And I'm getting old and grey

    Because I know what a young Boy Scout will do
    To prolong my active life
    For a five-bladed, nickel-plated
    Pearl-handled pocket knife, inlaid -
    A five-bladed, nickel-plated
    Lubricated, insulated
    Pearl-handled pocket knife

    (as sung by Iain MacKintosh)

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