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    "Ace Insurance Man" Lyrics

    Bobbie Gentry

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    Two men sittin' in straight back chairs
    Feet propped up on the railin'
    Sittin' in front of the country store
    Discussin' how the crops were failin'

    About that time a car drove by
    With an Ace Insurance bumper sticker
    Well that must be the man been courtin' Abell
    He's somethin' of a city slicker
    (Ah, you can tell just from the way he's drivin' that car)

    Do you reckon he's goin' up to see Abell
    You know her daddy went to Maben this day
    And her mommas been in Arkansas with her ailin' pa
    Ain't nobody home that way
    (Ha ha, 'cept Abell)

    Now, I don't mean nothing by what I say
    But if you won't say it, I can
    She ain't got no bid'ness alone
    With that Ace Insurance man
    (Why there's just no tellin' what might happen)

    People ought to keep an eye on they're kids
    You remember 'bout Abby Mcguinness
    Why'it, lik'ta kill'ed her ma when she found out about it
    Course I know it ain't none of my bid'ness
    But uh, well, if it was me, if it was me

    It might be too late and it would be a pity
    Better call up the sheriff in Calhoun city
    And have the preacher organize a 'vestigating committee
    To see what's going on
    (Yes, sir, and we'd better hurry)

    Tearing down the road in a pickup truck
    With Bentley out taking the lead
    Followed by a tractor and a half lame mule
    Dust flyin' as they picked up speed

    Faces beaming goodness and their jaw's set hard
    Good people just doin' what's right
    And off in the distance was Abell's house
    And there wasn't a soul in sight
    Aw, I could'a told you
    (Oh, I just knew it)

    Now the gravel was flying as he turned the bend
    And screeched to a grinding halt
    They went through the fence, into the flower bed
    And hit pa's first-prize hog in the head
    And left half a dozen mama's chickens for dead
    But it wasn't nobody's fault

    Oh, look at Harvey's prize hog
    And all of them darlin' old grown bad trusty chickens
    (We got more important things to tend to, boy)
    I wonder if they're covered?

    Committee bounded on the front porch
    To meet the enemy face to face
    But Abell yelled at 'em through the screen door
    "y'all messed up my daddy's place"

    But in her hand she waved a policy
    Sayin' with a Mona Lisa grin
    "Well, y'all timed that one just about right
    'Cause Ace done struck again"
    This song was submitted on September 26th, 2013 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Bobbie Gentry.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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