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The Smiths "Shakespeare's Sister"
The Smiths "Shakespeare's Sister"

"Shakespeare's Sister"

Young bones groan
And the rocks below say :
"Throw your skinny body down, son!"

But I'm going to meet the one I love
So please don't stand in my way
Because I'm going to meet the one I love
No, Mamma, let me go!

Young bones groan
And the rocks below say :
"Throw your white body down!"

But I'm going to meet the one I love
At last! At last! At last!
I'm going to meet the one I love
La-de-da, la-de-da
No, Mamma, let me go!
No...

I thought that if you had
An acoustic guitar
Then it meant that you were
A Protest Singer
Oh, I can smile about it now
But at the time it was terrible
No, Mamma, let me go
No...

Shakespeare’s Sister is a section of an essay called A Room of One’s Own, written by Virginia Woolf, in which she imagines that William Shakespeare had a sister called Judith (in reality he had four, but only Joan Shakespeare survived childhood) who was of equal talent to him, but refused any kind of education or choice in her own life, with tragic consequences. However, the lyrics to this song don’t really follow that narrative,

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