Miss Patsy Lyrics

Richard Thompson


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Richard Thompson
album: Track 3 in album Front Parlour Ballads
release date: 2005-8-9
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Folk
length: 3:58

Cover Art

Richard Thompson Front Parlour Ballads cover art
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My dearest Miss Patsy, I'm writing to say
That I'm sorry to not be in touch
It?s been quite a parade, but my thoughts never strayed
Too far, or too long, or too much

Miss Patsy, forgive all the choices I made
I've been fighting shadows on the wrong crusade
Looking for ghosts in a penny arcade
Miss Patsy, no more will I roam
Miss Patsy, won't you carry me home?

They held me to ransom back there in the foothills
And nobody stumped up a bean
Not Swifty, nor Eddie, came up with the ready
It can make you think people plain mean

I've been hanging out with some virtuous people
They emptied my bank account twice
They gave me self-confidence, even some clothes
And a truckload of love and advice

When they gave out the cyanide pills with a wink
And said, "Wait for the word, any day now, we think"
I knew it was time to pull back from the brink
Miss Patsy, no more will I roam
Miss Patsy, won't you carry me home?

Miss Patsy, I looked at myself in the mirror
Decided I needed some work
Got me a nose job, a shave and a haircut
To drive all them ladies berserk

But the arm 'round my waist was a man in dark blue
He said, "ain't you him? we've been looking for you"
Now I'm sharing a cell with a holy kung fu
Miss Patsy, no more will I roam
Miss Patsy, won't you carry me home?


Track Listing

  • 1 Let It Blow
  • 2 For Whose Sake?
  • 3 Miss Patsy
  • 4 Old Thames Side
  • 5 How Does Your Garden Grow?
  • 6 My Soul, My Soul
  • 7 Cressida
  • 8 Row, Boys, Row
  • 9 The Boys of Mutton Street
  • 10 Precious One
  • 11 A Solitary Life
  • 12 Should I Betray?
  • 13 When We Were Boys at School