"The Bachelor" as written by and Patrick Wolf....
I wanna be a witchman

No one will wear my silver ring

Poor little turtle dove
Sitting up in pine
Mourning for your own true love
Why not me for mine?

I got hogs in the pen
And corn to feed them on
And all I want is someone

Who will feed them
When I'm dead and gone
Feed them when I'm dead
And gone

'Cause I know
I'm not going to marry in the fall
And I'm not going to marry in the spring

I will never marry, marry at all
No one will wear my silver ring
Wear my silver no one will

Poor little turtle dove
Sitting up in pine
Mourning for your own true love
Why not me for mine?

So I went up to this mountain
To give my horn a blow
And all the boys in the valley said
Yonder comes my beau
Yonder comes my beau

'Cause I know
I'm not going to marry in the fall
And I'm not going to marry in the spring

I will never marry, marry at all
No one will wear my silver ring
Wear my silver no one will

But who will feed them
When I'm dead and gone?




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"The Bachelor" as written by Patrick Wolf

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    General CommentIt seems to me that this song is a lament, not that Patrick chooses never to marry, but that he CANNOT marry.
    Orpheus10on March 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentNo one will wear my silver ring

    Poor little turtle dove
    sitting up in pine,
    Mourning for your own true love,
    Why not me for mine,
    why not, why not me for mine?

    I've got hogs in the pen
    and corn to feed them up,
    All I want is someone who will
    feed them when I'm dead and gone,
    feed them when I'm dead and gone.

    'Cause I'm not gonna marry in the fall
    And I'm not gonna marry in the spring
    I'll never marry - marry at all
    No one will wear my silver ring
    Wear my silver ring, boy

    I'm not gonna marry in the fall
    And I'm not gonna marry in the spring
    I'll never marry - marry at all
    No one will wear my silver ring
    Wear my silver ring, boy

    Poor little turtle dove
    sitting up in pine,
    Mourning for your own true love,
    Why not me for mine?
    why not me for mine?

    So I went up to this mountain
    to give my horn a blow,
    All the boys in the valley said,
    "Yonder comes my beau,
    Oh, yonder comes my beau."

    But I'm not gonna marry in the fall
    And I'm not gonna marry in the spring
    I will never marry - marry at all
    No one will wear my silver ring

    I'm not gonna marry in the fall
    And I'm not gonna marry in the spring
    I will never marry - marry at all
    No one will wear my silver ring (wear my silver ring, no one)

    Poor little turtle dove
    sitting up in pine
    Mourning for your own true love,
    Why not me for mine?

    All I want is someone who'll feed them when I'm dead and gone
    When I'm dead and gone, now
    I will never marry - marry at all
    No one will wear my silver sing

    Feed them when I'm dead, feed them when I'm dead,
    Feed them when I'm dead and and gone
    I will never marry - marry at all
    no one will wear my silver ring
    bloodbeatsblackon May 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThanks! :D
    stentorianon May 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteasily the best song on the album, especially live. So moving. No wonder it's the title track.
    Fragmentedsobriqueton June 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wonder, who does the lovely second voice on this song belong to?
    EluktricSprakon June 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song. The whole album is great.
    LittlePandaMcElroyon June 23, 2011   Link

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