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Thread #9953   Message #3434679
Posted By: Jim Dixon
11-Nov-12 - 08:37 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Rock All Our Babies to Sleep (J Rodgers)
Subject: Lyr Add: ROCK ALL THE BABIES TO SLEEP (V Horton)
From The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers: A Legacy in Country Music by Jocelyn R. Neal (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009), page 92:

"Vaughn Horton's version, as published in Southern Peer's song plugger's notebook, 1970"

Vaughn Horton

1. I've got a good wife, the joy of my life,
But once I was walkin' down street
And to my surprise, I saw with my eyes
My wife with a guy of six feet.
She said, "Papa dear, there's nothing to fear.
My cousin you really should meet."
Then she tickled my chin, said, "Honey, go in
And rock all the babies to sleep."

CHORUS: Rock, rock, rock, rock,
Rock all the babies to sleep.

2. I came home from work quite early one night,
And knocked on the door with my hand.
The door opened wide and I walked inside
To hear the back door as it slammed.
She said as she grinned, "That's only the wind.
You know that I never would cheat."
Then she answered the phone and left me alone
To rock all the babies to sleep.

3. One night she did go downtown to a show.
She said it was naughty but nice.
She came home at four and knocked on the door
And told me she sat through it twice.
Each time she goes out, I know there's no doubt
That all of our neighbors will peep.
Though gossip they must, in me she can trust
To rock all the babies to sleep.