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Thread #51247   Message #785222
Posted By: Jim Dixon
16-Sep-02 - 12:50 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Always Marry an Ugly Girl
Subject: Lyr Add: IF YOU WANNA BE HAPPY (from Jimmy Soul)
Although this is probably not the song that was asked for, it's probably the best known "ugly girl" song.

Found at several places on the web. (Click here to play a .wav file.)

IF YOU WANNA BE HAPPY
(Carmela Guida, Frank Guida & Joseph Royster)

CHORUS: If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life,
Never make a pretty woman your wife.
So, from my personal point of view,
Get an ugly girl to marry you.

REPEAT CHORUS.

A pretty woman makes her husband look small,
And very often causes his downfall.
As soon as he's married her, then she starts
To do the things that will break his heart.

But if you make an ugly woman your wife,
You'll be happy for the rest of your life.
An ug-a-ly woman cooks meals on time.
She'll always give you peace of mind. CHORUS.

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

Don't let your friends say you have no taste.
Go ahead and marry anyway.
Though her face is ugly [and] her eyes don't match,
Take it from me, she's a better catch. CHORUS.

SPOKEN:
(VOICE 1:) Say man!
(VOICE 2:) Hey baby!
(VOICE 1:) I saw your wife the other day!
(VOICE 2:) Yeah?
(VOICE 1:) Yeah, an' she's ug-leeee!
(VOICE 2:) Yeah, she's ugly, but she sure can cook, baby!
(VOICE 1:) Yeah, all right!

CHORUS 4 TIMES AND FADE.

[As recorded by Jimmy Soul, SPQR 3305, 1963.]