4.28.2008

It were trouble from hello....


Me: Aloysius, I hear some sangin' goin' on. Reckon whar' it's comin' from?

Uncle: That ain't no sangin'. That caterwallin' is Willie Dee sittin' out yonder in his truck.

"She never cried when Old Yeller died
She wasn't washed in the blood of the Lamb
She never stood up for the Star Spangled Banner
And she wasn't a John Wayne fan

Her baby blue eyes had the warning signs
That woman was bad to the bone
She never cried when Old Yeller died
So do you think I'll cry when she's gone?"


Me: Dierdre is gone?

Uncle: Some Adolfo from Connecticut showed up with a claim ticket, her name written on it.
We' uns tole Willie Dee how no Yankee hank of hair would set well round heah. Jed
Garner as't him why'nt he find hisself a Jolene or a Ruby. We tole him that
all wimmen named Dierdre was trouble from "hello."


"So desperate I answered an ad in the personals
Hoping to find me a date

A good lookin' non smokin' full figured leo
Was looking to find her a mate

We hit it off we got it on my love was growing so strong
Then I started seeing a side of that woman
I should have seen all along..."


Me: What happened?

Uncle" It doan matter none WHAT happened, when the who is all wrong.

"She never cried when Old Yeller died
She wasn't washed in the blood of the lamb
She never stood up for the Star Spangled Banner
And she wasn't a John Wayne fan
Her baby blue eyes had the warning signs
That woman was bad to the bone
She never cried when Old Yeller died
So do you think I'll cry when she's gone"

Me: Jolene?

Uncle: Jes' a name that comes to mind.

7 comments:

iamnot said...

I'd like the back story on that one.

moi said...

I'm STILL crying over Old Yeller. And Sounder, although at least dat dawg lived. Seriously. Two very formative moments in young Moi's life.

Anyway.

As for Dierdre. Meh. Good riddance.

Anonymous Boxer said...

I can't watch Old Yeller - it was banned in our house along with most Disney movies. My Mother was an animal lover and censored most animal cruelty.

We got to watch Casablanca instead.

OK, I'm with Iamnot on the back story thing.

Aunty Belle said...

Hey YA'll...I hear ya, ladies--we got grown menfolk here what will not watch or read Old Yeller or To Build a Fire. Or even The Yearling.

On the back story, well...it ain't personal. Uncle jes' funnnin' me some by namin' "Jolene"--ya gotta know the lyrics of the Dolly Parton song. AN' "Ruby"is worse.

What Uncle means is that even if ole' Willie D were seein' a Yankee gal of some questionable repute, that weren't the trouble, seein' as the South has its "Jolene" and "Ruby" types.

Naw--Dierdre was a Yankee--and that is the trouble. They jes' think differently, eat sushi but turn they nose up at swamp cabbage and gator tail...her had a poodle with pink toenails--see what I mean?

So when her own fella came to fetch her from her Southern sojourn--they was in an "open" marriage that he wanted closed back up...well,Willie was not sorry to see that woman go. Or Gigi (the poodle).

The Troll said...

Very very very good. Did you write those lyrics? Loved the explanation of the back-story too. Much truth in that.

A really tough Bible Quiz at the Troll Report today. It's nice to find an innernets quiz that ain't too easy.

moi said...

A Yankee in an "open" marriage skips down South to slum, hitches up with your friend, makes disparaging remarks about his culture and people, and then poof, goes back home when hubby comes calling?

Huh.

I'd say there's a story here.

Aunty Belle said...

Yeah, thar's more to it--see new post.