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sed Lyr Req: Big Jim Folsom (15) Lyr Add: BIG JIM FOLSOM 08 Mar 07

Last night I remembered that the first two lines of the last verse are slightly different. It should be:


She was poor but she was honest,
no victim of a rich man's whim
till she met that southern gentleman, Big Jim Folsom
and she had a child by him.

It's the rich what gets the glory;
it's the poor what gets the blame;
it's the same the whole world over, over, over;
it's a dirty gosh darn shame.

Now he sits in Governor's Mansion
makin' laws for all mankind
while she walks the streets of Cullman, Alabama
selling grapes from her grapevine. (to chorus)

So, young ladies, take a warning
and don't ever take a ride
with Alabama's Christian gentleman Big Jim Folsom
and you'll be a virgin bride. (to chorus)

PS There must be other verses as well and I sure hope someone will post them. I think I remember that Hanceville, AL connection also.

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