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    "Harper Valley P.T.A." Lyrics

    Dottie West

    (Tom T. Hall)

    I wanna tell you all the story 'bout the Harper Valley widow 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 P.T.A.

    Well, the note said Mrs Johnson you're wearing your dresses much too high
    It's reported you've been drinkin' and a runnin' round with men and goin' wild
    And we don't believe you oughta be a bringin' up your little girl this way
    And it was signed by the secretary of the Harper Valley P.T.A.

    Well, it happened that the P.T.A. was gonna meet that very afternoon
    And they were sure surprised when Mrs. Johnson wore her miniskirt into the room
    And as she walked up to the blackboard I can still recall the words she had to say
    She said, ''I'd like to address this meeting of the Harper Valley P.T.A.''

    ''Now there's Bobby Taylor sittin' there and seven times he asked me for a date
    And Mrs. Taylor sure seems to use a lotta ice whenever he's away
    And Mr. Baker can you tell us why your secretary had to leave this town
    And shouldn't wodow 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'll smell Shirley Thompson's breath you'll find she's had a little nip of gin
    And when you have the nerve to tell me you think that as a mother I'm not fit
    Well, this is just a little Payton 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 mama socked it to the Harper Valley P.T.A.

    The day my mama socked it to the Harper Valley P.T.A...
    This song was submitted on September 23rd, 2005 and last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Dallas Frazier.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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