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Lyr Req: My Wife Went Away and Left Me

bobbi 18 Jul 01 - 04:23 PM
MMario 18 Jul 01 - 04:29 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 18 Jul 01 - 04:34 PM
GUEST,Fredia Humphries 10 Nov 13 - 05:49 PM
GUEST 10 Nov 13 - 06:23 PM
Jim Dixon 11 Nov 13 - 07:42 AM
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Subject: Title Needed and Any Additional Lyrics
From: bobbi
Date: 18 Jul 01 - 04:23 PM

I'm looking for the title and any additional lyrics to the following old song: "When the grocery man puts sand in the sugar, And the milkman mans milk out of chalk, When the boys stay at home with their mothers, And the girls forget how to talk.. And after the ballgame is over, And the railroad runs under the sea...When the man in the moon comes down in a balloon, Then darling I'll come back to thee."


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY WIFE WENT AWAY AND LEFT ME
From: MMario
Date: 18 Jul 01 - 04:29 PM

My Wife Went Away And Left Me

My wife went away and she left me
Out in this wide world alone
Sadness and gladness she left me
She left a doggone good home
I wrote her a letter last Tuesday
Sealed it with a kiss
The answer came back next morning
And what she said to me was this

When the groc'ry man puts sand in the sugar
The milkman makes milk out of chalk
Boys stay home with their mothers
Women forget how to talk
When the ocean turns into corn whiskey
The railroad runs under the sea
And the man in the moon comes down in a balloon
Then darling, I'll come back to thee

I sat down and wrote her another
Sealed it with my fist
The answer was mailed next morning
And what I said to her was this

When the moon turns into an apple
And a rainbow turns into a vine
They build a steeple to heaven
The stars they all fail to shine
When the ocean turns into rye whiskey
Makes glasses to see the wind
When the girls quit using powder and paint
Then darling, I'll ask you again


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY WIFE WENT AWAY AND LEFT ME
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 18 Jul 01 - 04:34 PM

Here you go:

Found it at http://world.std.com/~gdallal/poole/My_Wife_Went_Away_and_Left_me.txt
 
My Wife Went Away And Left Me
 
My wife went away and she left me
Out in this wide world alone
Sadness and gladness she left me
She left a doggone good home
I wrote her a letter last Tuesday
Sealed it with a kiss
The answer came back next morning
And what she said to me was this
 
When the groc'ry man puts sand in the sugar
The milkman makes milk out of chalk
Boys stay home with their mothers
Women forget how to talk
When the ocean turns into corn whiskey
The railroad runs under the sea
And the man in the moon comes down in a balloon
Then darling, I'll come back to thee
 
I sat down and wrote her another
Sealed it with my fist
The answer was mailed next morning
And what I said to her was this
 
When the moon turns into an apple
And a rainbow turns into a vine
They build a steeple to heaven
The stars they all fail to shine
When the ocean turns into rye whiskey
Makes glasses to see the wind
When the girls quit using powder and paint
Then darling, I'll ask you again


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Wife Went Away and Left Me
From: GUEST,Fredia Humphries
Date: 10 Nov 13 - 05:49 PM

My wife she's gone and left me
out in this cruel world alone.
With gladness and happiness she left me,
she left a doggone good home.
I wrote her a letter last Tuesday,
I sealed it with a kiss.
The answer came back this morning
and this is what it said:
When the grocerman puts sand in the sugar,
and the milkman makes milk out of chalk,
when the boys stay home with their mothers,
and the girls forget how to talk.
Now after this cruel war is over,
and the railroads run under the sea,
when the man in the moon
comes down in a balloon,
my darlin will come back to me.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Wife Went Away and Left Me
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Nov 13 - 06:23 PM

CHARLIE POOLE

"My Wife Went Away And Left Me"

My wife went away and she left me
Out in this wide world alone
Sadness and gladness she left me
She left a doggone good home

I wrote her a letter last Tuesday
Sealed it with a kiss
The answer came back next morning
And what she said to me was this

When the groc'ry man puts sand in the sugar
The milkman makes milk out of chalk
Boys stay home with their mothers
Women forget how to talk

When the ocean turns into corn whiskey
The railroad runs under the sea
And the man in the moon comes down in a balloon
Then darling, I'll come back to thee

I sat down and wrote her another
Sealed it with my fist
The answer came back next morning
And what she said to me was this

When the moon turns into an apple
And a rainbow turns into a vine
They build a steeple to heaven
The stars they all fail to shine

When the ocean turns into rye whiskey
Makes glasses to see the wind
When the girls quit using powder and paint
Then darling, I'll ask you again


You can hear the song at

http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/charlie_poole/my_wife_went_away_and_left_me.html

from whence came the lyrics.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY WIFE WENT AWAY AND LEFT ME (Mainer)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Nov 13 - 07:42 AM

This version can be heard on Spotify:

MY WIFE WENT AWAY AND LEFT ME
As recorded by J. E. Mainer on "The Very Best of" (2009)*

The wife went away and she left me
Out in this wide world alone.
With madness and gladness she left me,
Though she left a doggone good home.
I set down and I wrote her a letter.
I sealed it with a kiss.
When the answer came back the next morning,
What she said to me was this:

When the groc'ry man puts sand in his sugar,
And the milkman makes milk out of chalk,
When the boys stay home with their mothers,
And the girls forget how to talk,
It's after the dance-halls are over,
And the railroad runs under the sea,
When the man in the moon comes down in a balloon,
Baby, I'll come back to thee.

Well, I set down and I wrote her another
I sealed it with my fist [SPOKEN:] I was mad then.
And when the answer got to her the next morning,
What I said to her was this:

When the ocean turns into corn whiskey,
And the stars they fail to shine,
When the moon turns into an apple,
And the rainbow turns into a vine,
It's after the baseballs are over,
Make glasses to see the wind,
When these women quits a-usin' powders and paint,
Baby, I'll ask you again.

[* This is a very peculiar album. I'd like to know why it has a picture of Spike Jones on the cover.]


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