Harper Valley PTA

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Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn (née Webb; born on April 14, 1932) is an American country-music singer-songwriter and author. Born in Butcher Hollow, near Paintsville, Kentucky, USA, to a coal-miner father. At the age of 14 she married, and soon she became pregnant. She moved to Washington state with her husband, Oliver Vanetta Lynn, Jr. (1926–1996), nicknamed "Doo". Their marriage was tumultuous; he had affairs, and she was headstrong; their life together helped to inspire her music. more »

I want to tell you all a story about a Harper valley widowed wife
Who had a teenage daughter who attended Harper valley junior high
Well, her daughter came home one afternoon and didn't even stop to play
And she said, 'mom I got a note here from the Harper valley PTA'

Well the note said: Mrs.Johnson you're wearing your dresses way too high
And it's reported you've been drinking and runnin' around with men and going wild
And we do't believe you ought to be a bringing up your little girl this way
And it was signed by the secretary Harper valley PTA

Well it happened that the PTA was gonna meet that very afternoon
And they were sure surprised when Mrs. Johnson wore her mini-skirt into the room
And as she walked up to the blackboard, I still can recall the words she had to say
She said, 'I'd like to address this meeting of the Harper valley PTA'

'well there's Bobby Taylor sitting there and seven times he's asked me for a date
And Mrs. Taylor sure seems to use a lot of ice whenever he's away
And Mr. Baker can you tell us why your secretary had to leave this town
And shouldn't widow Jones be told to keep her window shades all pulled completely down

Well Mr. Harper couldn't be here 'cause he stayed too long at Kelly's Bar again
And if you smell Shirley Thompson's breath you'll find she's had a little nip of gin
And then you have the nerve to tell me you think that as a mother I'm not fit
Well this is just a little hatin' place and you're all Harper valley hypocrites

No I wouldn't put you on because it really did, it happened just this way
The day my momma socked it to the Harper valley PTA
The day my momma socked it to the Harper valley PTA


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Harper Valley PTA