"Simple Sister" as written by Keith Reid and Gary Brooker....
Simple sister
Got whooping cough
Have to burn her toys
Take her treats
Eat her sweets
Scare off all the boys

Simple sister
Got whooping cough
Have to put her out
Wear her clothes
Steal her bows
Tell her that she's stout

Simple sister
Got whooping cough
Lock her in a cell
Throw the key
Into the sea
Hope she never gets well

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"Simple Sister" as written by Gary Brooker

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    General Commenthahahahah oh man what a joke this has no comments oh man that is what I call a joke I mean people listen to real music for once and start commenting on the classics instead of Good Charlotte or w.e shitty ass band you listen to wake up peoples!
    floydian18on July 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis reminds me of the era of Scarlet Fever. People would basically throw away the person's clothes and toys. Then they were scared that the Scarlet Fever would come to haunt them.
    Warren67on January 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song has something to do with keeping a slut away from the boys.. but it's thrown against the old practice of burning people's things when they got sick, so I could be way off lol
    PTCGAZon December 12, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionThis is a song of, pure childhood memories, of the sickness of Whooping Cough, by Keith Reid. Born in 1945 in England, this is a memory of someone's little girl that caught this disease. He vividly remembers them destroying the things she touched and played with.
    Medicine was not what it is today. We do NOT have to venture that far back in time to see
    things that frighten society to the nth degree. Somewhere in this story, a young boy means to capitalize on the fate of his sister's illness. And, he likes it. He does NOT want little Jon Bonnet to return. "It's All mine".
    tuckerstufferon October 31, 2013   Link

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