Fine knacks for ladies, cheap, choice, brave and new,
Good pennyworths but money cannot move,
I keep a fair but for the fair to view,
A beggar may be liberal of love.
Though all my wares be trash, the heart is true.

Great gifts are guiles and look for gifts again,
My trifles come as treasures from my mind,
It is a precious jewel to be plain,
Sometimes in shell the Orient's pearls we find.
Of others take a sheaf, of me a grain.

Within this pack pins, points, laces and gloves,
And divers toys fitting a country fair,
But in my heart, where duty serves and loves,
Turtles and twins, Court's brood, a heav'nly pair.
Happy the man that thinks of no removes.



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    General CommentOff Songs From the Labyrinth, the following is from an interview by Roger Friedman.

    Here's another prediction: even though "hit single" is not the first thing that comes to mind with 'Labyrinth', watch for a short number - all 23 tracks are short compared to modern pop music - called 'Fine Knacks for Ladies' to turn into a sleeper on "lite" radio stations. Sting's vocal is superbly rich and humorous, much like his much-loved 'Englishman in New York'.
    sillybunnyon September 13, 2006   Link
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    General Comment'Fine knacks for ladies' is one of two songs that offer some beautiful four part harmonizing and because Sting has taken all the vocal parts, the listener is rewarded with a dazzling "Sting choir" effect.

    [sting.com]
    sillybunnyon October 02, 2006   Link

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