If Your Gal Gets Mad
DESCRIPTION: "Ef yore gal gits mad an' tries to bully you (x2), Jes' take your automatic an' shoot her through an' through! (x2)"
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Scarborough)
KEYWORDS: courting rejection homicide
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 275, (no title) (1 short text)
NOTES: Needless to say, this method has not been shown to cause women to be come more amenable to men's wishes.
I suspect this may be the ending of a longer ballad in which the woman provokes the man until he shoots her, but I cannot recall seeing such a song. - RBW
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