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The Man Who Wrote Home Sweet Home Never Was a Married Man

This song is by Charlie Parker & Mack Woolbright and appears on the compilation Good for What Ails You: Music of the Medicine Shows 1926-1937 (2005).

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Man gets up early in the morn
And leaves his wife in bed
She lies there as the kids wake up and cry
"Get up and cook some bread"
Let me tell you a thing or two
That a woman like that won't never do
And the man that wrote the Home Sweet Home
He never was a married man

He never had no loving wife
To greet him with a frying pan
She'll meet you at the door when you go to come in
And knock you down with a rolling pin
And the man that wrote the Home Sweet Home
He never was a married man

Man comes in at dinner time
Hungry and he wants to eat
Finds his wife piled up in the bed
Lying there sound asleep
Gets so mad that he pulls his hair
He swears and declares that he won't stay there
And the man that wrote the Home Sweet Home
He never was a married man

He never had no loving wife
To greet him with a frying pan
She'll meet you at the door when you go to come in
And knock you down with a rolling pin
And the man that wrote the Home Sweet Home
He never was a married man

Man comes in from work at night
Tired and he goes to bed
The baby lying there in the cradle
Screaming like he'll raise the dead
He'll sit and rock for about an hour
And never a hand to help prepare
And the man that wrote the Home Sweet Home
He never was a married man

He never had no loving wife
To greet him with a frying pan
She'll meet you at the door when you go to come in
And knock you down with a rolling pin
And the man that wrote the Home Sweet Home
He never was a married man

The man who wrote home sweet home was never a married man
He never had no loving wife
To greet him with a frying pan
She'll meet you at the door when you go to come in
And knock you down with a rolling pin
And the man that wrote the Home Sweet Home
He never was a married man

Recorded:

1927