Posted by Oinker on July 11, 2003
In Reply to: For ESC, our W Virginia lass posted by ESC on July 08, 2003
: : This is nothing to do with Phrase origins or meanings. It came to me this morning from a former classmate, now in Toronto. I thought it might appeal to ESC - and a few others, hopefully!
: : West Virginian Love Poem
: : Susie Lee done fell in love,
: : She planned to marry Joe.
: : She was so happy 'bout it all,
: : She told her Pappy so.
: : Pappy told her, "Susie Gal,
: : You'll have to find another.
: : I'd just as soon yo' Maw don't know,
: : But Joe is yo' half-brother."
: : So Susie put aside her Joe,
: : And planned to marry Will.
: : But, after telling Pappy this,
: : He said, "There's trouble still.
: : You can't marry Will, my gal,
: : And please don't tell yo' mother,
: : But Will and Joe and several mo'
: : I know is yo' half-brother."
: : But Mama knew and said "My Child,
: : Just do what makes yo' happy.
: : Marry Will or marry Joe,
: : you ain't no kin to Pappy."
: Thanks ever so!