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SLAP 'ER DOWN AGIN, PAW (Polly Arnold / Eddie Asherman / Alice Cornett) Esmereldy & Her Novelty Band - 1948 Arthur Godfrey & The Too Fat Trio - 1948 Rex Allen & His Arizona Wranglers - 1948 Patsy Montana - 1948 Tongue - 1969 Come here gol-durn you Take that and that and that (That's right, slap 'er down agin, Paw) (Slap 'er down agin) (Make her tell us more, Paw) (Tell us where she's been) (We don't want our neighbours) (Talkin' about our kin) (Slap 'er down agin, Paw) (Slap 'er down agin) Well Paw & Ma were so durn sore They woke me up one night There was an awful cussin' And Ma said Paw was right They was awaitin' sister Bess Who never kept her word The sun came up as Bess came in And this is what I heard (Quote) Slap 'er down agin, Paw Slap 'er down agin Make her tell us more, Paw Tell us where she's been We don't want our neighbours Talkin' 'bout our kin Slap 'er down agin, Paw Slap 'er down agin (Unquote) Now poor old Bess got so durned mad She ran away one day To meet that travellin' salesman With city-skickin' ways We ran and stood beside the road With shotguns by our side Me and Deacon, Paw and Ma Who yelled as they came by (Why don't you slap 'er down agin, Paw) (Slap 'er down agin) (Yeah, make her tell us more, Paw) (Tell us where she's been) (We don't want our neighbours) (Talkin' 'bout our kin) (Slap 'er down agin, Paw) (Slap 'er down agin) Now Ma and Pa, they planned for Bess To marry Deacon Brown And not that travellin' salesman Who always came around They made poor Bessie go to church Her face was mighty red The Deacon took one look at her And this is what he said Oh, slap 'er down agin, Paw Slap 'er down agin Make her tell us more, Paw Tell us where she's been We don't want our neighbours Talkin' 'bout our kin Slap 'er down agin, Paw Slap 'er down agin (Unquote) (Instrumental Interlude) Do-si-do Boy, that's hot stuff, ain't it Well, the moral of this story girls Is don't stay out too late Unless you take your shoes off Outside your Pappy's gate If Ma don't hear you comin' in She won't lay down the law And you won't have to worry 'Cause she won't sing out to Paw Oh, Slap 'er down agin, Paw Slap 'er down agin (Make her tell us more, Paw) (Tell us where she's been) (We don't want our neighbours) (Talkin' about our kin) (Slap 'er down agin, Paw) (Slap 'er down agin) Take that and that and that (Transcribed from the Arthur Godfrey recording by Mel Priddle - January 1948) (Contributed by - January 2007)

    


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