Had a friend, Louie Brown, he was a deacon,
Just as wise as he could be.
Now I realize he could read the Good Book
Back from Revelations down to Genessee.
You know last Sunday morning we was over to the church,
My buddy wants to take him a stand,
And he looks out upon that whole congregation
The Good Book in his hand.
Now he cast his eye about, and then he looks over in the Amen Corner;
All the sisters commenced to shout. [What'd he say ?]
He said a man's a fool to think that his wife love nobody else but him.
She stick by you all your life, the chances is mighty slim.
Now you read the Good Book, chapter twenty-one:
Every married woman got to have a little fun.
Read on over chapter twenty-two:
It's a sin to let that woman make a fool outta you.
Now you read a little further, chapter twenty-three:
She two-time you, brother, like she double-crossed me.
Read on back, over chapter ten:
She shimmy one time, she like to wobble again.
'Cause a man's a fool to think that his wife
Love nobody else but him, I mean, love nobody else but him.
Well, a man's a fool to think that his wife
Love nobody else but him.
She stand by you all of your life, the chances is mighty slim.
Now you read on over twenty-fifth page:
Married woman's loyalty is hard to engage.
Read kinda careful, chapter twenty-six:
Back door slamming, you got to run and get it fixed.
Read on out, chapter twenty-eight:
Who's that back slidin' out through your back gate?
I believe I'll close on chapter twenty-nine:
Woman get tired of the same man all the time.
'Cause a man's a fool to think that his wife love nobody else but him.
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