Collected by Parler and 0 Bryant
Mr. Otis Bird Marshall, Ark July 26, 1958
Reel 357, Item 16
The Mother-in-Law Song
I told the old woman when I married her daughter,
Hit waddent the whole famly I wed,
And I'd rather be sentenced to jail of to Congress As live a life with my mother-in-law.
It's ever time I scold one of my chillern She puts in a piece of her long old jaw,
I'd rather, etc.
She takened a kittle of boilin' hot water,
She made a straight aim at my head,
But I'd rather, etc.
She took a fool notion that she were good-lookin', The ugliest old woman I ever saw,
Her head looks like a little cocernut punkin,
Her eyes is round and very small.
But Id rather, etc.
She took a fool notion she'd have her picture taken, The very first pass she broke down the machine,
So I'd rather, etc.
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