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Understanding* is the best thing in the world between ,
a boy and a girl boy

and girl and even a woman or a man its , always better
when you realy understand 1)

You know understanding is a mighty powerful thing thats ,
why it makes me so sad when
I see my friends wandering aroung thru the world never
, knowing the meaning of the word understanding
so , in the next few minutes Im, gonna try
to explain just exactly what it means now
wait a minute listen, for , instance you , take me and
my old lady we , gotta good thing goin because
I know If I dont work and pay the rent and the bills
and buy her fine pretty clothes to wear well there ,
are fifteen other guys just waitin round the corner
and , I dont care how much that woman loves me she
, gonna? go out and find herself one of them who will
and thats why I believe that repeat

* 2)

Now listen I dont want you to think that this is a one
sided affair no , no because
my old lady also understands that a man must have
respect what
I mean is if , she must play around dont let me catch
her because , what I dont see cant hurt me you , understand
but? on the other hand If , I should ever catch
her Im not gonna talk about-a and
call her a bunch of bad names like you all might no
no mh what
Im gonna do Im , gonna go down-town to the hardware
store and buy myself a double blade axe come ,
back square , off and, believe her soul gonna? belong
to the good lord because
her head gonna? belong to me and , I guarantie
she l?know what I mean when Ill say repeat

* several times ( ............. FADE )



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