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Take A City Bride

This song is by Ricky Nelson and appears on the album Country Fever (1967).

I got a house on stilts and a five dollar bill
Sitting on the banks of a muddy, muddy bayou
That's a lot better than the streets of crowded cars
Pawnshops, friendly neighbourood bars

But your mom and your papa won't let me come a courtin'
Says I can't make a good livin' for the child
But the fish bite good and the crawfish are plenty
Gonna make a lot of money when I take a city bride

I got a pain, can't run, and your papa's got a big dog
Snappin' at my heels, get away you mangey hound
But the lights still burnin' and the ladders by the window
I take a chance, gonna make another round

But your mom and your papa won't let me come a courtin'
Says I can't make a good livin' for the child
But the fish bite good and the crawfish are plenty
Gonna make a lot of money when I take a city bride

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