Honorable Mention | “Shirley Jean”

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“SHIRLEY JEAN”
WRITTEN BY WILLIAM BRUCE
STONE MOUNTAIN, GEORGIA

Me and Shirley split the blanket
She said we could not get along
The judge gave her all our little trinkets
And my prize bird dog

Now i find I’m the only man
With whom she could not get along
And since she’s found all these helping hands
She parties all week long

Bobby Jenkins took her dancin’
Billy Smith he brought her home
Jimmy Wilkins came romancin’
Bubba Jones, he’s doin’ me wrong

Chorus:
Y’all please leave Shirley Jean alone
She’s runnin’ ’round all in a fog
And if her runnin’ round don’t slow down
She’ll be to tired to feed my dog

Now I know Old Shirley’s free now
So I can’t make her stop
And I ain’t talking ’bout my house now
Or the muffler shop

But my old dog he’s lookin’ poorly
You know, he sure is lookin’ light
And it’s just cause y’all all keeping Shirley
Runnin’ round all day and night

Repeat chorus twice

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