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On her way to work one morning
Down the path along side the lake
A tender hearted woman saw a poor half frozen snake
His pretty colored skin had been all frosted with the dew
"Oh well," she cried, "I'll take you in and I'll take care of you"
"Take me in oh tender woman
Take me in, for heaven's sake
Take me in oh tender woman," sighed the snake

She wrapped him up all cozy in a curvature of silk
And then laid him by the fireside with some honey and some milk
Now she hurried home from work that night as soon as she arrived
She found that pretty snake she'd taking in had been revived
"Take me in, oh tender woman
Take me in, for heaven's sake
Take me in oh tender woman," sighed the snake

Now she clutched him to her bosom, "You're so beautiful," she cried
"But if I hadn't brought you in by now you might have died"
Now she stroked his pretty skin and then she kissed and held him tight
But instead of saying thanks, that snake gave her a vicious bite
"Take me in, oh tender woman
Take me in, for heaven's sake
Take me in oh tender woman," sighed the snake

"I saved you," cried that woman
"And you've bit me even, why?
You know your bite is poisonous and now I'm going to die"
"Oh shut up, silly woman," said the reptile with a grin
"You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in
"Take me in, oh tender woman
Take me in, for heaven's sake
Take me in oh tender woman," sighed the snake



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    UnregisteredJun 12, 2012 at 12:41 am
    You know when you have a man who is going to hurt you no matter what he says or looks like. Esp if he has a past
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    UnregisteredJan 10, 2012 at 4:06 am
    I think this is a warning to women or anyone that if you take in an imoral person, and you have been warned that they are. They will hurt you. A lepard never changes it's spots
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    UnregisteredDec 30, 2011 at 4:56 pm
    A snake is a snake, a cheat is a cheat, a thief is a thief. Don't be surprised when they are who they are.
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    UnregisteredDec 27, 2011 at 9:58 pm
    Its a song about using good judgement! Knowing what kind of person you are dealing with and despite what you wish were true about them dealing with the reality as it is instead of how we wish it might be!

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