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Thread #25938   Message #773158
Posted By: Jim Dixon
28-Aug-02 - 04:20 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Shame and Scandal (Odetta)
Subject: Lyr Add: SHAME AND SCANDAL (from Joe Nicholson)
SHAME AND SCANDAL
(As performed by Joe Nicholson, 1984)

In Minden town there lived a family
With much confusion as you will see
Was a mama and a papa and a boy who had grown,
Who wanted to marry and have a wife of his own.
He found a young girl who suited him nice.
He went to his papa to ask his advice
His papa said son: "I have to say no.
The girl is your sister, but your mama don't know.
Woe, woe is me, shame and scandal in the family.
Woe, woe is me, shame and scandal in the family.

The weeks went by and summer came down,
So the best cook in Minden town he found.
He went to his father to name a day:
His papa shook his head and to him, he did say:
"You can't marry this girl. I hate to say no.
Cause she, too, is your sister but your mama don't know."
Woe, woe is me, shame and scandal in the family.
Woe, woe is me, shame and scandal in the family.

He went to his mama and covered his head.
He told his mama what his papa had said.
His mama, she laughed and said: "Go, man, go.
Your daddy ain't your daddy, but your daddy don't know."
Woe, woe is me, shame and scandal in the family.
Woe, woe is me, shame and scandal in the family.