Dolly Parton

Washday Blues

Song Information
By: Porter Wagoner
Original Appearance: Dolly Parton Sings, My Favorite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner
Compilations: None
Alternate Versions: None

Last Saturday night I looked like a princess dressed in calico
Now blue Monday washday, I look like a lady hobo

Just a rubbin' and a scrubbin' and a raisin' 'em out
I gotta hang 'em out early, I hope the sun comes out
(Wash 'em out, ring 'em out, hang 'em on the line
Get a little tired, just think about the good times)
Washday blues

Now I ain't never been very lucky
I ain't never won a prize
But I'd like to get a job on TV
For some of that soap they advertise

Rubbin' and a scrubbin' and a raisin' 'em out
Gotta hang 'em out early, I hope the sun comes out
(Wash 'em out, ring 'em out, hang 'em on the line
Get a little tired, just think about the good times)
Washday blues

Well that good lookin', good lovin' no good man of mine
Could buy me a washin' machine
But he spends all his money on payday
To make me look like a queen

Now I'm rubbin' and a scrubbin' and a raisin' 'em out
Gotta hang 'em out early and hope the sun comes out
(Wash 'em out, ring 'em out, hang 'em on the line
Get a little tired, just think about the good times)
washday blues

Spoken:

Boy I hate the washin' arm worse than anything in the world
And if we ever get rich, the first thing I'm gonnna do is to make my old man get me a maid
And then I'll have it made cause he has really sent me through the ringer
Boy I hate dirty diapers, I've washed so many diapers I got diaper rash on my hands
These old stiff workin' britches have got my hands all to pieces
One of these days though, maybe I won't have to wash so many clothes...