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Lyr Add: You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly

Goose Gander 08 Jan 07 - 01:32 PM
wysiwyg 08 Jan 07 - 01:45 PM
Roger in Baltimore 09 Jan 07 - 08:02 AM
wysiwyg 09 Jan 07 - 10:44 PM
GUEST 10 Jan 07 - 06:45 PM
Don Firth 10 Jan 07 - 07:03 PM
wysiwyg 10 Jan 07 - 07:50 PM
GUEST,Lin in Kansas 11 Jan 07 - 10:48 AM
GUEST,Curious 17 Oct 13 - 09:44 PM
wysiwyg 17 Oct 13 - 10:53 PM
JohnInKansas 18 Oct 13 - 04:22 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: You're the Reason Our Children Are Ugly
From: Goose Gander
Date: 08 Jan 07 - 01:32 PM

Anyone have lyrics for this song by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn? A friend of mine wants to sing it as a duet, and I can't find much of anything. Maybe sung to the tune of I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're the Reason Our Children Are Ugly
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 Jan 07 - 01:45 PM

See PM.

~Susan


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOU'RE THE REASON OUR KIDS ARE UGLY
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 09 Jan 07 - 08:02 AM

YOU'RE THE REASON OUR KIDS ARE UGLY
(Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn)

You're the reason I'm a-ridin' around on recap tires
And you're the reason I'm a-hangin' our clothes outside on wires
And you're the reason our kids are ugly, little darlin'
Oh but looks ain't everything
And money ain't everything
But I love you just the same

Well you're the reason I changed to beer from soda pop
And you're the reason I never get to go to the beauty shop
You're the reason our kids are ugly, little darlin'
Oh but looks ain't everything
And money ain't everything
But I love you just the same

I guess that we won't ever have everything we need
'Cause when we get a head it's got another mouth to feed

And that's the reason that my good looks and my figure is gone
And that's the reason I ain't got no hair to comb
And you're the reason our kids are ugly, little darlin'
Oh but looks ain't everything
And money ain't everything
But I love you just the same.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're the Reason Our Children Are Ugly
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Jan 07 - 10:44 PM

Yippee!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're the Reason Our Children Are Ugly
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jan 07 - 06:45 PM

OOOOOOOHHHHHH--I LIKE it. Anyone got a tune??

Lin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're the Reason Our Children Are Ugly
From: Don Firth
Date: 10 Jan 07 - 07:03 PM

Speaking of "ugly," I've always kinda liked THIS one.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're the Reason Our Children Are Ugly
From: wysiwyg
Date: 10 Jan 07 - 07:50 PM

Guest, if you join Mudcat and send me a PM, I may be able to help.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're the Reason Our Children Are Ugly
From: GUEST,Lin in Kansas
Date: 11 Jan 07 - 10:48 AM

Susan, the "Guest" was me, tossing my cookie yet again. I'll PM you with my email addy, and thanks!

Lin


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Subject: Words: Your the reason our kids are ugly
From: GUEST,Curious
Date: 17 Oct 13 - 09:44 PM

I recall Dave Burland mentioning this song as being unusual if only by title.

Any ideas, anyone?


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Subject: ADD: Your the reason our kids are ugly
From: wysiwyg
Date: 17 Oct 13 - 10:53 PM

It did not show up on search (I found it in Google results), but posted by John in Kansas here: http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=62075&messages=83. I edited a line in the chorus (I hear darlin' instead of darlin's).



LORETTA LYNN AND CONWAY TWITTY lyrics -
You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly

You're the reason I'm a-ridin' 'round on recapped tyres.
An' you're the reason I'm hangin' our clothes outside on walls.
An' you're the reason our kids are ugly little darlin'.
Ah but looks ain't everything,
And money ain't everything.
But' I love you just the same.

You're the reason I changed to beer from soda pop.
An' you're the reason I never get to go to the beauty shop.
You're the reason our kids are ugly little darlin'.
Oh, but looks ain't everything,
And money ain't everything.
But' I love you just the same.

I guess that we won't ever have, everything we need.
'Cause when we get ahead, it's got another mouth to feed.

And that's the reason my good looks and my figure's gone.
And that's the reason I ain't got no hair to comb.
An' you're the reason our kids are ugly little darlin'.
Ah but looks ain't everything,
And money ain't everything.
But' I love you just the same.

Conway, why in the devil don't you gon and shave an' put on a clean pair of pants?

Loretta, look at yourself.
I wish you'd take them curlers out of your hair an' go put on a little bit of make up.
An' get out of the housecoat before supper.

Ha! Well let me tell you somethin', Conway.
Considerin' everything I went through today, I look like a movie star.

Yeah, Ruth Cassidy! (Ruth Buzzi???)

Thank you.

Besides that, all of our kids took after your part of our family anyway.

Oh they did, huh? What about the one's that's bald?

Well, I guess you might say they took after me.


I'd rather have put up a video clip, 'cause the performance I've seen is a lot prettier than the bare words; but my quick look search didn't find a good one.

John

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Subject: RE: Humorous male/female duets
From: JohnInKansas - PM
Date: 02 Oct 10 - 04:05 AM


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Subject: RE: Words: You're the reason our kids are ugly
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 18 Oct 13 - 04:22 AM

Recollection was that I got the lyrics from a written lyric site, but I haven't found the source reference in my notes. (It's there somewhere, but I've just got too many notes?)

The link to You're the Reason ... in my post 3 years ago still works, but I think the ringtone to have it answer your phone may be new.

kids are ugly little darlins' - both kids and darlings refer to the kids, plural, both plural as posted if that was the case.

There were several performances, and pronunciations are sometimes a little "loose," especially with many C/W singers, so it's hard to dispute what you hear.

John


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Subject: ADD: You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Oct 13 - 02:02 AM

I don't think I'd spend actual money for a recording of this song, but I'm glad I have Spotify so I can listen to it at least once.
I think that Loretta is hanging her clothes outside on wires. And I think the movie star is Ruth Buzzi.

And on top of all that, I can't imagine Loretta Lynn without makeup or with curlers in her hair - or wearing a housecoat, for that matter. Until the day she died, she was a "looker."

-Joe-
Here's my transcription from the Loretta Lynn - Conway Twitty recording:

YOU'RE THE REASON OUR KIDS ARE UGLY
(L.E. White and Lola Jean Fawbush)

You're the reason I'm a-ridin' 'round on recapped tires.
An' you're the reason I'm hangin' our clothes outside on wires.
An' you're the reason our kids are ugly, little darlin'.
Ah but looks ain't everything,
And money ain't everything.
But I love you just the same.

You're the reason I changed to beer from soda pop.
An' you're the reason I never get to go to the beauty shop.
You're the reason our kids are ugly, little darlin'.
Oh, but looks ain't everything,
And money ain't everything.
But' I love you just the same.

I guess that we won't ever have everything we need,
'Cause when we get ahead, it's got another mouth to feed.

And that's the reason my good looks and my figure is gone.
And that's the reason I ain't got no hair to comb.
An' you're the reason our kids are ugly, little darlin'.
Ah but looks ain't everything,
And money ain't everything.
But I love you just the same.

Conway, why in the devil don't you go and shave an' put on a clean pair of pants?

But Loretta, look at yourself.
I wish you'd take them curlers out of your hair an' go put on a little bit of make up.
An' get out of the housecoat before supper.

Ha! Well let me tell you somethin', Conway.
Considerin' everything I went through today, I look like a movie star.

Yeah, Ruth Buzzi!

Thank you.

Besides that, all of our kids took after your part of our family anyway.

Oh they did, huh? What about the one's that's bald?

Well, I guess you might say they took after me.


Songwriter information from the Harry Fox Agency's songfile.com


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly
From: GUEST,Curious
Date: 19 Oct 13 - 09:12 PM

Thanks everyone.

That satisfied my curiosity and it was a bit of fun.


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly
From: blinddrunkal
Date: 20 Oct 13 - 10:33 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90_jUVbg9hk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90_jUVbg9hk


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