Afraid Of The Dark

Cat. #0415 (MFH #12) - As sung by Mrs. Olive Coberley, Wheatland, Missouri on September 9, 1959

Ole Jonesy married Mable
A wise ole guy was he
He told his wife he never drank
A stronger thing than tea
But after honeymooning
At night, he stayed away
An' for a week, he never got home
Till th break of day
At last, poor Mable asked
Th reason why
Said Jones, I'm going to tell
Th truth or die
Baby dear, listen here
I'm afraid to go home in th dark
Every day, th paper say,
A robbery in th park
So, I set alone
In th YMCA
Singing just like a lark
Ther's no place like home
I'm afraid to go home in th dark