Dolly Parton

Fight And Scratch

Song Information
By: Dolly Parton
Original Appearance: Once More
Compilations: None
Alternate Versions: None

Fight and scratch, fight and scratch
That's all we ever do
There surely must be more to love
Than to fight and scratch with you, you, you
To fight and scratch with you

Well you just bought a fawl last month
And now you want a wig
It looks like you couldn't understand
My paycheck ain't that big

Well what about the dough you lose in them poker games downtown
I figured you'd mention that smart-aleck
Yeah and that brand new boat and that fishin' gear
But no, huh-uh, I don't reckon' that'd count, would it

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Sometimes I swear I think that you're the devil in disguise
Cause when you're mad, you oughta see the fire fly from your eyes
Well you don't look so cute yourself when you're made at me
And if you don't like the way I look (well I sure don't)
Than you know how to leave (how, how) don't you catfish?

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Well I love and you love me but we're always findin' fault
But the way we fight you wouldn't know we had any love at all
We just fight like cats and dogs, we'll leave then come right back
For what it's at, what would we have if we didn't fight and scratch

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Why don't you drop dead?
Oh you'd like for me to and I'll live forever just for spite
Why don't you keep your big mouth shut?
Well why don't you just make me if you think you're big enough
I could whip you with both hands tied behind me
Well you try meadily-mouth and I'll knock your brains out with a stick of stokewood
That's good catfish
What's a catfish?  Why you calling me that?
They all mouth and no brains
Boy that's really good, it's all I can do to keep from laughin'
Huh-huh, that's funny
You sure are funny