The Pill (Matt McGinn)

“The Pill” Sheet Music (pdf).
“The Pill” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Matt McGinn.
Tune: Matt McGinn.


The pill, the pill, I’m pining for the pill;
I’ll never have any more because they’re going to bless the pill.

I wed when I was seventeen; I had nae many brains.
Says I, “The very thing to do is fill the house wi’ weans.”
But when I had the room full, I went to see the priest
To tell him my man, Willie, was behaving like a beast.

He gave me such a terrible row; my eyes were filled with tears.
“How long have you been wed?” says he; says I, “These seven years.”
Says he, “You’d better give over all your evil, sinful tricks.
You’ve been married seven years, and you’ve only got the six!”

The pill, the pill, I’m pining for the pill;
I’ll never have any more because they’re going to bless the pill.

Now, I’m coming up for forty; in my faith, I’ve aye been true.
The very last time I tallied them, I counted twenty-two.
But now I’ve lost the notion for we’re running short o’ names,
Though Willie, he, would welcome more: he’s fond o’ having weans.

Now, they’re talking o’ the pill, they’ve filled my heart wi’ hope.
I’m sitting here and waiting on a signal frae the Pope.
I went along to buy some at fifteen bob a tin.
I hope we hae the Pope’s okay before my man comes in!

The pill, the pill, I’m pining for the pill;
I’ll never have any more because they’re going to bless the pill.

The pill, the pill, I’m pining for the pill;
I’ll never have any more because they’re going to bless the pill.


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