Don't Marry Her

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"Don't Marry Her"
Single by The Beautiful South
from the album Blue is the Colour
Released 25 November 1996
Recorded 1996
Genre Jangle pop
Length 3:23
Label Go!, Ark 21
Songwriter(s) Paul Heaton & Dave Rotheray
The Beautiful South singles chronology
"Rotterdam"
(1996)
"Don't Marry Her"
(1996)
"Blackbird on the Wire"
(1997)
"Rotterdam"
(1996)
"Don't Marry Her"
(1996)
"Blackbird on the Wire"
(1997)

"Don't Marry Her" is a song by The Beautiful South and the opening track on their album Blue is the Colour. Vocalist Jacqui Abbott begs a man to run away with her from the woman he is going to marry, and attempts to sway him by describing what she thinks married life with the other woman will be like, painting a very uninviting picture.

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The song's lyrics were substantially altered for the release as a single - changing from "Don't marry her, fuck me" to "Don't marry her, have me", and with "sweaty bollocks" becoming "Sandra Bullocks". The song spent ten weeks on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #8 The single version appears on the best of album Solid Bronze: Great Hits, while Soup features the original album version.

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