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​51st Anniversary

This song is by The Jimi Hendrix Experience and appears on the 1997 reissue of Are You Experienced (1967).

Fifty years they've been married,
They can't wait for their fifty-first to roll around.
Yeah, roll around.
A thirty years they've been married,
And now they're old and happy, and they settle down.
Settle down.
Twenty years they've been married,
And they did everything that could be done.
You know they're havin' fun.
And then, you come along and talk about...

So you, you say you wanna be married.
I'm gonna change your mind.
Gotta change.
That was the good side baby...
Here come the bad side.

Ten years they've been married,
A thousand kids run around hungry,
'Cause their mother's a louse.
Daddy's down at the whiskey house.
That ain't all.

For three years they've been married,
They don't get along so good,
They're tired of each other,
You know how that goes,
She got another lover.
Huh! Same old thing.

So now you're seventeen,
Running around, hanging out and, uh, having your fun.
Life for you has just begun, baby.

And then you come saying:
So you... you say you wanna be married.

Oh, baby, trying to put me on a chain,
Ain't that some shame?
You must be losing your... weak little mind.
I ain't ready yet, baby, I ain't ready.
I'm gonna change your mind.

I ain't ready
To get tidied down.
I ain't ready,
I ain't ready, now.
Let me live a little while longer.
Let me live.
Let me live a little while longer.

So if you're finished talking,
Let me get back in my... groove.