Collected by Mary C. Parler Booth Campbell & Mary C. Parler
Transcribed by James Lee October, 1954
Reel 234, Item 8
. . . At Neosho, and Marandi was there— you have heard of
MCP: Mrs. Bowers-Phelps?
BC': Uh huh. Miranda was there and McCord and all of McCord's
following. Old Tom Lucy— I hadn't met Tom— and a lot of
them. And we put on a show. We was well paid for that;
I was satisfied, and when I started home, McCord said,
"Write and tell me what you think about it." Well when
I got home I studied it over, and I taken another notion
and I written some more. Said:
I'm back down in the Ozarks,
I grew up way out in the hills,
Of the beautiful Ozark range,
I can't get used to those city chaps,
The darn fools act so strange,
They can't drink liquor from a jug like
A real hillbilly boy,
They have to use a glass or a mug,
And that spoils half the joy.
Now those city gals looked awful cute,
In the curly hair and the shorts,
But their conduct made me wonder,
What had become of the police courts,
A country gal for me I guess,
In the shade of the apple tree,
She'll probably be wearing a gingham dress,
But it'll come below her knees.
MCP: Oh that's the end of the tape; isn't it wonderful.
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