I was a D
young man and C
never been Bm
I got to D
thinking over Em
what I had missed.
got me a D
girl, I C
kissed her and Bm
Oh Lord ! I Em
kissed her again.
oho ! C
sweeter than Em
He asked me to marry and be his sweet wife
And we would be so happy the rest of our life.
He begged and he pleaded like a natural man, and than,
Oh Lord ! I gave him my hand.
I worked mighly hard and so did my wife,
A working hand in hand to make a good life
With corn in the fields and wheat in the bins and
Oh Lord ! I was the father of twins.
Our children numbered just about four
And they all had sweet hearts knocking at the door.
They all got married and didn't hesitate, I was
Oh Lord ! The grandmother of eight.
Now we are old and ready to go
We get to thinking what happened a long time ago.
We had a lot of kids, trouble and pain, but
Oh Lord ! We'd do it again