Collected by Merlin Mitchell
Transcribed by Mary C. Parler
November 3, 1950
Reel 80, Item 6
A Woman's Tongue
Oh, I've oft-times heard men ask
Why women talk so fast,
And how they come by every bit of news.
They seem talking from daylight
All day until midnight,
The way they wag their tongues does beat the Jews.
They will talk a man to death
Before he gits his breath,
It's strange that their jaws are never sore,
Oh, they think themselves so clever
When they come off hardly ever.
A woman's tongue will never take a rest.
There is no use in beginning
For to stop a woman's chinning.
Whate'er you say, she's equal to the best.
Ah, take my advice and drop it,
For she will never stop it.
A woman's tongue will rim forever more.
There is many of a married man
That is doing the best he can,
To raise his family in the way he thinks is right;
But he marries a scolding wife,
Lives in misery all of his life,
Because she don't treat him quite as she might.
Aw, I wonder how he feels
While seated at his ease,
When she her chin-music does commence;
And while he's out working hard
You will find her in the backyard,
A-chinning her neighbors o-ver the fence.
Aw, they're bound that they'll be heard,
For they shout out every word,
So the neighbors can hear it all next door;
So, young men, whose heads go swimming
After all these pretty women,
Should investigate the matter well before.
Ah, hit's nice to go a-courting
For those who likes that sporting,
For they all says, Let's go it while you're young;
But if your health you want to save,
And avoid an early grave,
Just marry one that's really deaf and dumb.
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