Dear Abby …

John Prine is coming in concert and though I am not going … I have had his songs in my head for the past week.

My mother introduced me to him at an early age and though he is mostly inappropriate and humorous he always has meaning and is ultimately quite talented.

I am posting the lyrics to his song, Dear Abby, because I cannot get the song out of my head and therefore I must subject y’all to it as well 😉

Dear Abby, Dear Abby …
My feet are too long
My hair’s falling out
and my rights are all wrong
My friends they all tell me
that I’ve no friends at all
Won’t you write me a letter,
Won’t you give me a call
Signed Bewildered

Bewildered, Bewildered…
You have no complaint
You are what your are
and you ain’t what you ain’t
So listen up Buster,
and listen up good
Stop wishing for bad luck
and knocking on wood

Dear Abby, Dear Abby…
My fountain pen leaks
My wife hollers at me
and my kids are all freaks
Every side I get up on
is the wrong side of bed
If it weren’t so expensive
I’d wish I were dead
Signed Unhappy

Unhappy, Unhappy…
You have no complaint
You are what your are
and you ain’t what you ain’t
So listen up Buster,
and listen up good
Stop wishing for bad luck
and knocking on wood

Dear Abby, Dear Abby…
You won’t believe this
But my stomach makes noises
whenever I kiss
My girlfriend tells me
It’s all in my head
But my stomach tells me
to write you instead
Signed Noise-maker

Noise-maker, Noise-maker …
You have no complaint
You are what your are
and you ain’t what you ain’t
So listen up Buster,
and listen up good
Stop wishing for bad luck
and knocking on wood

Dear Abby, Dear Abby…
Well I never thought
That me and my girlfriend
would ever get caught
We were sitting in the back seat
just shooting the breeze
With her hair up in curlers
and her pants to her knees
Signed Just Married

Just Married, Just Married…
You have no complaint
You are what your are
and you ain’t what you ain’t
So listen up Buster,
and listen up good
Stop wishing for bad luck
and knocking on wood

And for your viewing pleasure … one of his more recent songs that I’m absolutely in love with …
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5axlwCBXC8

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One thought on “Dear Abby …

  1. His new song was pretty awesome. I need to play it for my husband, without the kids around. Too funny. Btw, I love his hair too! I can’t belive I’ve never heard of this fellow. Need to research YouTube more.

    I can’t beleive I just said that. Oh, Dear.

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