Subject: Phht! You Were Gone by Archie Campbell/Buck Owens/Hee Haw
Phht! You Were Gone! - Archie Campbell/Buck Owens/Hee
The chorus I've known for years, by recently, I
started getting the lyrics of various stanzas from the
TV show. This is one of those songs that makes you
want to write new verses for it.
Some people sing 2 verses for each chorus, some do it
1 to 1.
Where, oh where, are you tonight?
Why did you leave me here all alone?
C F C
I searched the world over, and thought I found true
F C G C
You met another and
C F C
I miss you so much, the taters need diggin'
The corn in the field, it needs pickin' too
C F C
How well I remember the first time I met you
F C G C
You looked so purty a-pullin' that plow
Your lips are as red as boysenberries
Your ears look like a big cabbage leaf
Your eyes bug out like an old pop-eyed mullet
Your hair's like haywire and hangs to your feet
I thought that my love was all that you wanted
I thought that my money meant nothin' to you
I thought that the hogs would stay in the hogpen
That's what I thought dear, but you took them too
Down here on the farm the weather gets messy
Laying around with nothin' to do
When you went away, you took my cow Bessie
I miss her darling, more than I miss you
You took off your leg, your wig and your glass eye
And you shoud've seen the look on my face
I wanted to kiss, I wanted to hug you
But you were scattered all over the place
I know that you loved me, here's my way of knowing
The proofs hanging out right there on the line
When I see the snow and feel the wind blowing
Your nighties hugging them long johns of mine
The noises you made at our supper table
Your habits, my dear, were surely absurd
But how many times do I have to tell you
Soup is a dish to be seen and not heard
Remember you phoned me a-sobbin' and cryin'
The dog bit your maw, and drug her around
You said she looked pale and thought she was dying
I said "Don't worry, I'll buy a new hound."
I had six kids and you had eleven
And we had a boy, and they grew like flowers
I wish you'd come back, without you ain't heaven
Cause your kids and my kids are beatin' up ours