MENDY NEVER SLEEPS
Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner - 1969
Mendy is sixteen and uncontrollable, Mendy is only a child
Mendy is in with the in-crowd, Mendy is ever so wild
Mendy's hair hangs straight and long, Mendy feels this is a must
Mini skirts and many friends and many heartaches for us
Mendy finds aplenty to do, but Mendy never sleeps
Mendy slips out of the house in the evening when the sun is sinkin'
Mendy is out with the in-crowd, Mendy is smokin' and drinkin'
There's a different shine in Mendy's eyes
And the colour is gone from her cheeks
Mendy is a swinger, but Mendy never sleeps
Mendy never sleeps and Mendy is growing weak
Mendy lies lifeless and limp in our arms now
Oh, Mendy, please don't go to sleep
(Transcribed by Mel Priddle - February 2019)