Just some thoughts:
I got a little gal that wears her hair up high,
the boys all whistle when she walks by.
Why don’t you mind your own business
There’s hardly a week goes by that sometime I don’t slip in an old Hank Williams, (Sr.) cd in my car cd player. Today I turned off Woodmont street in Nashville and headed south on Franklin Road and as I drove by Hank’s old place there on Franklin Rd one of my favorite songs of his came on.
Now rest assured Hank is not going to be contacted by the National Institute for Marriage or James Dobson’s old group, Focus on the Family, asking he give tips on marriage. It is well documented that Hank’s marriage to Miss Audrey would not be described as martial bliss. I can remember sitting with Kirk McGee (of famous brother combination that used to appear on the Grand Ole Opry-Sam and Kirk McGee from sunny Tennessee) and him telling me stories about things that he and his brother often witnessed between Hank and Audrey.
But I do think Hank had a bit of wisdom in this old song he wrote in that a lot of marriages would be better off if others did not meddle in them. I have seen marriages (more than a few) that I would not want to be in and some that I know I could not live in. But they were not mine. So stay out and keep one’s opinions to yourself.
That line about that woman on the party line, she picks up her receiver when she knows it’s my ring, it is true she should mind her own affairs, not others. While I don’t recommend one honky- tonking around two or three, as Hank says, that can cause headaches, but once again it is none of my business.
“If you mind your own business…you’ll stay busy all the time.”
Lot of truth in that line. It has been my experiences one’s marriage can take about all the time and energy one has and very little time to see about others.
April 6, 2018
Posted December 29, 2018