I Had Me a Girl

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The Civil Wars is a duo composed of singer-songwriters Joy Williams and John Paul White. The two met during a Nashville, Tennessee songwriting session in 2008. After releasing a live performance album and a four song EP, their full length album, Barton Hollow, was released in 2011. The band won the Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Folk Album in 2012. On November 6, 2012, the group announced that it was "unable to continue as a touring entity" because of "internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition". more »

I had me a girl
Who taught me those things
A young man should know
Down, down on my knees
I’d beg and I’d plead
To learn a little bit more
Oh that woman taught me to pray
I saw Heaven every day
Lord, she could

Oooooooo
Ooooooohhhhohhhh
Ooooooo
Ooooohhhhhhhhhh

I, I had me a boy
Who buttoned me down
Threw me a line
He, he washed me as clean
As a sinner could be
Showed me the light
Ooo that boy, he taught me to pray
But for all of his spit-shinin’ ways
Lord, he could

Oooooooo
Ooooooohhhhohhhh
Ooooooo
Ooooohhhhhhhhhh

I had me a girl
Like cigarette smoke
She came and she went
I slipped through his hands
To my back door man
Under his chin
Oh that woman taught me to pray
But for all her wandering ways
She could

Oooooooo
Ooooooohhhhohhhh
Ooooooo
Ooooohhhhhhhhhh [Repeat]

Written by: JOY WILLIAMS

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