Mudcat Café message #779659 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #51247   Message #779659
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
09-Sep-02 - 10:26 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Always Marry an Ugly Girl
Subject: Always Marry an Ugly Girl
Anyone have the lyrics to the very non-PC bluegrass novelty song "Always Marry an Ugly Girl"? I only heard it once, in a campground jam about twenty-five years ago. The chorus goes something like:

Always marry an ugly girl/ That's the only kind/ She will never leave you, but/ If she does you just won't mind.

The tune is similar to "Bile Them Cabage Down" or John Prine's "Frying Pan Song".

A Google search turned up a few references to the song on bands' setlists, CD track lists etc., but no lyrics.