I have a friend in you, oh Mr Clarinet

you make me laugh, and then cry like the song of the clarinet.

marry me, marry me alive O

I put on my coat of trumpets

will she be there? is my piccolo on straight?

her white stockings and red dress that goes

swish, swish, swish around her legs of lace

marry me, marry me alive O

could you tell her

would you tell her for me, oh Mr Clarinet

that I love her love her, oh love her

I love her but I cannot wait

marry me, marry me alive O

oh maybe, oh maybe lie down

I love her, love her, love her

love her love her love her love her

Lyrics submitted by Girgo

"Mr. Clarinet" as written by Nicholas Edward Cave

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentallmusic lists this as one of their darkest songs. i think the opposite. it's meaning is very simple, with the inclusion of a clarinet as a character only confusing the simple attraction at the heart of the song slightly.
    wendelltheastronomeron January 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentSure, I can tell her. I'll play a tune again on my clarinet one day.
    You're just lucky that I'm already in love with someone else. =P
    sherwinjtbon January 08, 2014   Link

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