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I'll get you any kind of effigy that's given to the world each brazen, gilded god, bejewelled with hot red rubies, silver pearls I'll get you any precious idol from the forests of Peru I'll go to any length to get them and to bring them back to you I'll get you all the tea in China, all the china in Berlin I'll feed you caviar and champagne till they dribble down your chin I'll take the golden wings of orioles to fan you while you sleep and for a pocket watch, a whalebone and it's all for you to keep Cos it's all mine for the taking and what's mine is yours I'll be laughing till I'm shaking to the sound of your applause I'll bring you prayers and meditations from the buddhists and the sikhs I'll salvage wars and salutations from the west and from the east I'll bring you knick nacks from the Holy See and water from the well I'll drink your health in holy water and I'll see you down in hell I'll take the bones to make your corsets from extinct, be-antlered beasts I'll clothe you head to toe in skins and bones and alligator teeth You'll have the breasts of Boadicea and the breastbones of a saint and I'll be waiting here to meet you with a tin of household paint I'll take the broken arms of Venus buried deep in Italy St Peter's rib, St Paul's Cathedral and an old and rusty key You'll look like Marie Antoinette, or else she'll look a lot like you and we'll be drinking wine and water from a can can dancer's shoe I'll take the bones to make your corsets from extinct, be-antlered beasts I'll clothe you head to toe in skins and bones and alligator teeth and with your whiplash smile you'll dazzle all the gathered hoi polloi and I'll be waiting in the wings with an expression of pure joy Cos it's all mine for the taking and what's mine is yours I'll be laughing till I'm shaking to the sound of your applause Cos it's all mine for the taking and what's mine is yours I'll be laughing till I'm shaking to the sound of your applause
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If I had a wife She’d be beauttiful Cold as the night Is pin-pricked and blue If I had a wife She’d be just like you If I had a wife She’d be like no one else Keep herself to herself A pin-pricked mystery who If I didn’t know better I would say That she was like you If I had a wife If I had a wife If I had a wife If I had a wife She’d let life come between us Then she’d kiss me like Judas With a tear in her eye Then she’d lay me like Judith One last time And leave me to die So who needs a wife? Who needs a wife? Who needs a wife? Cos if I had a wife If I had a wife She'd be just like you.

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For this joint release, Kirsty McGee & The Hobopop Collective have recorded 'Wife', a song from the 'How The Caged Bird Sings' album by The Brute Chorus. In return, the Brutes have recorded the previously unreleased Kirsty McGee song 'Alligator Teeth'.
Check out both bands at www.kirstymcgee.com and www.thebrutechorus.com

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released November 8, 2010

'Alligator Teeth' written by Kirsty McGee
Published by Big Oak Songs

'Wife' written by James Louis Steel, Matthew Day, David William Ferret & Nicholas Alan Foots
Published by The Brute Chorus

A joint release from Tape & Hobopop Recordings

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Kirsty McGee Manchester

A wandering maverick and spellbinding live performer with a voice that has been described as having the texture of smoke & velvet, McGee defies categorisation, to make 'hobopop' –“music of no fixed genre”. Her continuously evolving musical personality is proof that a freedom from artistic restraints can sometimes produce a unique, enthralling and original voice with a rare honesty. ... more

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