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ELMA TURL
(Mike Cross)

Elma Turl is a beautiful girl, and I'd love to have her for my wife,
She's just the kind of woman who could make me happy for the rest of my life
My daddy said, "Son, there's something you don't know, and it's something I
think you oughter
Elma Turl is a beautiful girl; but son, she's my daughter."

Alice Green is a beautiful thing, and I'd love to have her for my wife,
She's just the kind of woman who could make me happy for the rest of my life
My daddy said, "Son, there's something you don't know, and it's something I
think you oughter
Alice Green is a beautiful thing; but son, she's my daughter."

Well, I've been all around the whole durn county, like a buck huntin' for a doe,
But it seems every girl I'd like to marry is a wild oat Daddy sowed
So I went to my mama with my head hung down, and she asked me what the matter
could be,
I told her my problem and she took my hand and said, "Son, now listen to me."

"You see, your daddy was such a good-lookin' young man, and like an eager young
stallion horse
His blood ran hot, so you can't blame him for lettin' Mother Nature take her
course
But you got no reason to be upset; don't you worry, don't fret, don't bother
You see, your daddy ain't your daddy, he only thinks he is; so you can marry
whomever you wanter.

Transcribed from "Mike Cross: The Best of the Funny Stuff - Crème de la Cross"
(Copyright Vic Ray Publishing, ASCAP)

(a version of "Johnny Be Fair")
Also see "Shame and Scandal" and "Mixed Up Family" and "Madam La Marquise"

@bastard @family @marriage @courtship
DT #852
filename[ ELMATURL
JRO
Oct00

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