The first night when I came home I'se drunk as I could be, I found a coat a hanging on the rack where my coat ought to be.
Come here my little wifie and explain this thing to me How come a coat a hanging on the rack where my coat ought to be
Oh, you old blind fool you can't you never see It's nothing but a bed quilt my granney give to me.
I been living in this world forty years or more But pockets on a bed quilt I never did see before.
(The second night) A horse standing in the stable, wifie said a milk cow. A saddle on a milk cow back I never did see before. (Third night) A head on the pillow. Wifie says a cabbage head. Mustache on a cabbage head I never did see before. (Fourth night) Boots sitting in the corner. Wifie say s a cream pitcher. He says a cream pitcher with boots on I never did see before. Sung in order as the first three verses.
Note: This is an interesting version of Child's OUR GOOD MAN , no. 274.
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