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sweet violets

by Cy Coben and Charles Grean


There once was a farmer who took a young miss


in back of the barn where he gave her a lecture


on horses and chickens and eggs


and told her that she had such beautiful manners

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that suited a girl of her charms


a girl that he wanted to take in his washing


and ironing and then if she did

they would get married and raise lots of...

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Sweet vi--o--lets sweeter than all the roses

Covered all over from head to toe


Covered all over with sweet vi-o-lets

The girl told the farmer that he'd better stop

and she called her father and he called a taxi

and got there before very long,

'cause some-one was doing his little girl right

for a change and so that's why he said:

If you marry her, son, you're better off single

'cause it's always been my belief

Marriage will bring a man nothing but...


The farmer decided he'd wed anyway

and started in planning for his wedding suit

which he purchased for only one buck

but then he found out he was just out of money

and so he got left in the lurch

standing and waiting in front of the end

of this story which just goes to show

all a girl wants from a man is his...


Dinah Shore 1951 hit

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