The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11324   Message #4202748
Posted By: GUEST,Phil Bustin
20-May-24 - 09:17 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Req: Oh How He Lied
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Oh How He Lied
I read many of the posts, but the version we were taught by my mother, and that my wife was taught by her mother, goes as follows (as we recall) (the one line different from the other versions I read on this post is followed by an asterisk):

She sat in her hammock and strummed her guitar
He sat down beside her and smoked his cigar
He told her he loved her, but oh how he lied!
So then they were married but not satisfied *
Then she gets pneumonia and she ups and dies
He went to the funeral but just for the ride
Then he gets pneumonia and he ups and dies
Then she went to heaven and flip-[flap? flop?] she flies
Then he went to the other place and sizzles and fries
The moral of the story is never to lie