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Sweet Violets

Sweet violets, sweeter than the roses, 
Covered all over from head to toe, 
Covered all over with sweet violets.

There once was a farmer who took a young miss 
In back of the barn where he gave her a 
Lecture on horses and chickens and eggs, 
And told her that she had such beautiful 
Manners that suited a girl of her charms, 
A girl that he wanted to take in his 
Washing and ironing and then, if she did, 
They could get married and raise lots of . . . (CHORUS)

The girl told the farmer that he'd better stop 
And she called her father and he called a 
Taxi and got there before very long, 
'Cause someone was doing his little girl 
Right for a change and so that's why he said, 
"If you marry her, son, you're better off 
Single 'cause it's always been my be-lief, 
Marriage will bring a man nothing but . . . (CHORUS)

The farmer decided he'd wed any way, 
And started in planning for his wedding 
Suit, which he purchased for only one buck, 
But then he found out he was just out of 
Money and so he got left in the lurch, 
Standing and waiting in front of the 
End of this story which just goes to show, 
All a girl wants from a man is his . . . (CHORUS)