Here are the Lyrics and progression to Big Mabel Murphy. I saw the
request about the same time I was having a craving to hear the tune
myself. Unfortunately, my phono was disabled. So, with a new cartridge I
was able to get the goods. Dallas Frazier Wrote and recorded the tune. I
have it on the album: Dallas Frazier "My Baby Packed Up My Mind and
Left Me" LSP4569 Copyright 1971. They don't make'em like this
anymore. The song was recorded in F and makes two modulations ending in
G. It's a great tune
(F) Way back in '29 somewhere in (Dm)Coffeeville
was a (Bb)honkytonk named (C7)Big Mabel (F)Murphy's
She had a sweetheart named Little (Dm)Melvin
and (Bb)hair would fly be(C7)tween them every (F)night.
(F) They say little Melvin got wild on (Dm)bathtub gin
'cause it (Bb)made him grow to (C7)almost twice his (F)size
He'd try to take over and sass Big (Dm)Mabel
and her (Bb)great big fists would (C7)black Little Melvin's (F)eyes
(F#) Big Mabel Murphy she loved Little (D#m)Melvin
but he (B)never did learn to (C#7)do just what she (F#)said
'cause poor Little Melvin Woke up every (D#m)mornin'
with (B)two black eyes and (C#7)knuckle bumps on his (F#)head
Then late one rainy night Scarface Luzi(D#m)ova
came (B)in and started (C#7)shovin' folks a(F#)round
Big Mabel Murphy worked back in the (D#m)kitchen
so (B)just for fun he (C#7)shot Little Melvin (F#)down
(G) Early next mornin' down by the (Em)river
Scar(C)face Luziova was (D)found real short of (G)breath
They say that Scarface had died from a (Em)whuppin'
he had (C)two black eyes and (D)knuckle bumps on his (G)head
(G)Big Mable Murphy's Place raved on un(Em)til she died
and they (C)say sometimes a (D)tear would fill her (G)eye
and then she'd whisper "Lord I'd give (Em)anything
if (C)once more I could (D)black Little Melvin's (G)eyes"