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I Haven't Told Her, She Hasn't Told Me

[trad. arr. Martin Carthy, Dave Swarbrick]

Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick sang this ditty in a Danish TV recording made in 1965. It is one of the very few known vocal duets of this long-time duo. It was included in 2001 on the anthology The Carthy Chronicles.

Lyrics

I've got a clock that wakes me every morning for my train,
I've got a corn that gives me warning when it's going to rain.
I've got a dream that's coming true, I've got a sweetie in view.
I'm as happy as I can be 'cause I've fallen in love with the girl, you see.
I haven't told her, and she hasn't told me, but we know it just the same.

Saturday night on her settee, oh! what a time there's going to be
I haven't told her, and she hasn't told me, but we know it just the same.
She still calls me Mister, but she won't, I know she won't, after I've kissed her
I've got a feeling soon there'll be one little, two little, possibly three
I haven't told her, and she hasn't told me, but we know it just the same.

Acknowledgements

Transcription by Reinhard Zierke with help from Matthew (sorry, I don't know his last name) and later by Murray MacLeod in this Mudcat Café thread.