Missouri State University
Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Ford Machine

Cat. #1534 (MFH #1015) - As sung by Floyd Clouse, Summersville, Missouri on March 22, 1975

VERSE 1
Well, I bought myself a Ford machine
Filled it up with gasoline
Cranked it up an' th durn thing got away
Didn't wait till I got in
Now I own a pile a tin
Ever month I walk right up an' pay
Up an' pay, up an' pay
So much down an' such much ever certain day
Gosh, she didn't wait till I got in
Now, I own a pile a tin
Ever month I walk right up an' pay

VERSE 2
There's a gal that I'm a lovin'
Talk about your turtle dovin'
You bet your boots that we in any doubt
We'll be -- -- -- -- marrying
An' won't be tarrying
Just as soon as she can find out where she's at
Where she's at, where she's at
I'll be getting up an' under my ole hat
I'll go hop into my saddle
Just as soon as I can find out where she's at