Thursday, March 30, 2006

Single Girl, Married Girl

Single girl, oh single girl
She's gawn anywhere she please
Married girl, oh married girl
Got a baby on her knees


With these lyrics the Carter Family defined the status quo in 1927. This simple song deals with the defining issue that divides the sexes...

Single girl, oh single girl
She goes to the store and buys
Married girl, oh, married girl
She rocks the cradle and cries


So who's watching the kids? A mother is a mother, no matter what the circumstances are. The biological imperatives are often lost (or ignored) by the father...

Single girl, oh single girl
She lays in bed 'til one
Married girl, oh, married girl
She's up before the sun


The party is over. Not really, if a couple decides to work together on childrearing. But a faithless, absentee father is more than merely selfish. He is cruel...

Single girl, oh single girl
She's looking for a man
Married girl, oh, married girl
She's got her wedding band


And why is it that single girl is looking for a man? And what, exactly, does the married girl have, besides her wedding band? Sara Carter had it figured out. I wouldn't presume to present such a bleak view of matrimony, but some truths in life are like cod-liver oil- unpalatable, but good for you.

By Professor Batty



2 Comments:

Anonymous Audi said...

Has the married girl in these lyrics never heard of the pill?


Blogger Professor Batty said...

...I don't know, I think her situation had something to do with red zinger tea...

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