A lady of east Tennessee
Once thought she was in love with me
But when she caught sight
Of me in daylight
She walked away a.s.a.p.
A lady of north Arkansas
Was in love with me until her pa
Googled my name
And found I was fam-
Ous for walking around in the raw.
At the big spelling bee in Tupelo
I misspelled cupola cupolo
And missed out on first prize,
A bedspread, king-size,
With your choice of a red or a blue pillow.
A limerick about Oklahoma
Generally mentions "aroma"
Offending the nose
And sometimes it throws
Somebody into a coma.
A Baptist girl of Nashville
Went to Catholic mass for the thrill
Of smoke, statuary.
The worship of Mary–
It was all well-intentioned, but still.
A strong-minded woman of Memphis
Liked to holler and yell for emphas-
Is and if we choose
She does know the blues
And would be glad to sing them f' us.
There was an old man of Oak Ridge
Who cried out, "Son of a bitch.
I got up in the night
And there was the light---
Now I find I have pissed in the fridge."
Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).