I Loved a Man Whose Name Was Tom

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From "Under Milk Wood". This song was originally written for the Oxford Playhouse 16|22 company. This recording features Nathalie Chalkley, Rosalyn Topping, and Elma Appassamy.

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I loved a man whose name was Tom
He was strong as a bear and two yards long
I loved a man whose name was Dick
He was big as a barrel and three feet thick
And I loved a man whose name was Harry
Six feet tall and sweet as cherry
But the one I loved best awake or asleep
Was little Willy Wee and he's six feet deep.

O Tom Dick and Harry were three fine men
And I'll never have such loving again
But little Willy Wee who took me on his knee
Little Willy Weasel is the man for me.

Now men from every parish round
Run after me and roll me on the ground
But whenever I love another man back
Johnnie from the Hill or Sailing Jack
I always think as they do what they please
Of Tom Dick and Harry who were tall as trees
And most I think when I'm by their side
Of little Willy Wee who downed and died.

O Tom Dick and Harry were three fine men
And I'll never have such loving again
But little Willy Wee who took me on his knee
Little Willy Weasel is the man for me.

credits

from Theatre Songs, released June 3, 2014
Music by Matt Winkworth
Lyrics by Dylan Thomas
© Oxford Playhouse 2013
Piano: Nia Williams
Recording: Oli Whitworth

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