Teach Me Sweetheart Lyrics

The Fiery Furnaces


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Eleanor Friedberger, Matthew Friedberger
album: Track 22 in album Bitter Tea
release date: 2006-4-10
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length: 3:42

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Teach me sweetheart

Come away
Teach me, sweetheart
Come on past
Brave young batchelors
I'm alone
Teach me, sweetheart

My mother in law was standing by the stove
Hissing like a snake, hissing like a snake
Hissing like a snake
She gave orders to spill my blood
She gave orders
To spill my blood, i thought

I thought, i thought, and i thought some more

Come away
Teach me sweetheart
Come on past
Brave young bachelors
I'm alone
Teach me, sweetheart

My father in law was lying on his bed
Growling like a dog, growling like a dog
Growling like a dog
He gave orders to spill my blood; he gave orders
To spill my blood, i thought

I thought, i thought, and i thought some more

Come away
Teach me sweetheart
Come on past
Brave young bachelors
I'm alone
Teach me, sweetheart

My sister in law was sitting on her stoop
Crawing like a crow, crawing like a crow
Crawing like a crow
She gave orders to spill my blood
She gave orders
To spill my blood, i thought

I thought, i thought, and i thought some more

Come away
Teach me sweetheart
Come on past
Brave young bachelors
I'm alone
Teach me, sweetheart

My brother in law was leaning on the love-seat
Tapping with his tail, tapping with his tail
Purring like a cat
He gave orders to spill my blood
He gave orders
To spill my blood, i thought

Track Listing

  • 1 In My Little Thatched Hut
  • 2 I’m in No Mood
  • 3 Black-Hearted Boy
  • 4 Bitter Tea
  • 5 Teach Me Sweetheart
  • 6 Waiting to Know You
  • 7 The Vietnamese Telephone Ministry
  • 8 Oh Sweet Woods
  • 9 Borneo
  • 10 Police Sweater Blood Vow
  • 11 Nevers
  • 12 Benton Harbor Blues
  • 13 Whistle Rhapsody
  • 14 Nevers (reprise)
  • 15 Benton Harbor Blues (reprise)