Mary Jo Davis
For M.C. Parler
Sung by Mrs. Marie Washam
DeValls Bluffy Arkansas
June 8, 1954
I can remember, how g lad we used to be,
When Mom and Daddy, would buy new shoes for me,
That's a feeling you've all had,
How new shoes would make you glad,
But the best time if you'll recall,
Is when you had no shoes at all.
Barefoot days, when you were just a kid,
Barefoot days, oh boy, the things you did,
You'd go down to a shady nook, with a bent pin for a hook,
Fish all day, fish til night, the darned old fish refused to bite,
Then how you'd slide down some old cellar door,
You'd slide, and slide, 'til your pants got tore,
Then you had to go home and stay in the bed,
'Til your mama got busy with a needle and thread,
OOh boy, what joy, we had in barefoot days.
We were so happy, 'til Sunday came along,
That was the one day, when everything went wrong,
All dressed up as stiff as starch,
Off to church we had to march,
And no wonder we had the blues,
Because we had to wear our shoes.
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