This song was requested by Donn. Here's how my wife and I do it. In
order that it will apply to any key, I always use the Nashville Numbering
System for the chord progression. If anyone is unfamiliar with it, find
three explanations at Cowpie/Resources/Lessons. My explanation is #3,
but read them all. If you need more help, email me at
Recorded by: Nat Stuckey. Also by: Ernest Tubb and Loretta Lynn as a
Submitted by: Thomas Rivers
(VERSE 1 - MAN SINGS)
I SLIPPED OUT OF THE HOUSE ABOUT SUNDOWN,
WHILE MAMA WAS WASHIN' HER HAIR.
AND YOU CAN BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR SHE'LL BE LOOKIN' FOR ME,
WHEN SHE FINDS, I'M NOT THERE.
AND IF SHE CATCHES HER SWING THING RUNNIN' AROUND
I KNOW THERE'LL BE THE DEVIL TO PAY.
SHE'LL COME BLOWIN' LIKE CYCLONE THROUGH THAT DOOR
AND I CAN HEAR EXACTLY WHAT SHE'LL SAY.
(CHORUS - WOMAN SINGS)
WELL, HAS ANYBODY HERE SEEN MY SWEET THING?
I GOT A NOTION HE'LL BE HEADED THIS'A WAY.
'CAUSE WHEN MY SWEET THING'S OUT TOMCATTIN' AROUND
HE FINDS A SANDBOX LIKE THIS TO PLAY.
WELL, I'LL TELL ALL YOU (1. CATS AND CUTIES) (2. BARROOM ROSIES) IF MY
SWEET THING SHOULD HAPPEN BY
YOU'D BETTER TAKE MY ADVICE, AND IF YOU BLINK MORE THAN TWICE,
YOU BETTER HAVE SOMETHIN' IN YOUR EYE!
(VERSE 2 - MAN SINGS)
I GIVE MY BABY ALL MY MONEY ON PAYDAY,
'CEPT A LITTLE SHE DON'T KNOW THAT I GOT.
'CAUSE THERE'S A CUTE LITTLE WAITRESS AT THE CORNER CAFE,
AND SHE SEEMS TO LIKE ME QUITE A LOT.
WE WAS SITTIN' IN THE BACK BOOTH HAVIN' A BALL
SHE'S BELIEVIN' EVERY WORD THAT I SAID,
WHEN THE DOOR BLEW OPEN, MAMA WALKED IN,
YELLIN' LOUD ENOUGH TO WAKE THE DEAD.
(Verses and Chorus)
1 1 4 1
1 1 27 (5 57)
1 1 4 1
(4 4m) (1 67) (27 57) 1
Often the male voice and the female voice are in different voice ranges.
In this event, you can do what Ernie and Loretta did - modulate back and
forth between two keys.