The Showground Wife – Matthews
Written for the BBC Radio 2 Radio Ballads ‘Fairgrounds and Attractions

She takes it in her stride, through all kinds of weather
She is the glue that binds the family together
She takes it in her stride


Seven days a week, this life she lives and breathes
No matter the hour, he’ll have all he needs
Seven days a week


We keep the circle tied
A showman’s son will take a showground wife
Outsiders just don’t understand the showground life
We keep the circle tied