Mean Eyed Cat

I give my woman half my money
at the general store I said,
"Now buy a little groceries,
and don't spend no more."
But she gave ten dollars
for a ten cent hat
And bought some store bought cat food
for a mean eyed cat.

When I give her ten more dollars
for a one way ticket
She was mad as she could be
Then I bet ten more that
if she ever left
She'd come a-crawlin' back to me
When I woke up this mornin'
and I turned my head
There wasn't a cotton pickin'
thing on her side of the bed
I found a little old note
where her head belonged It said,
"Dear John, honey, baby, I'm long gone."

When I heard a whistle blowin',
and the big wheels a-turnin'
I was scared as I could be
I put on my overalls and
I headed to town
Gonna bring her back with me.

I asked the man down at the station
if he'd seen her there
I told him all about her pretty eyes
and long, blonde hair
He spit his tobacco, said,
"I'll be dad blamed...
I believe I did see her leavin'
on the east bound train."

I bought a round trip ticket
on the east bound train
I was broke as I could be
But when I come back,
gotta buy another ticket
Gotta bring her back with me.

Well, I got off the train
somewhere in Arkansas
And I worked up the guts
to call my Mother-In-Law
She said,
"I'll tell you where she is,
if you act right."
"She's workin' four to twelve
at Trucker's World tonight."

When I walked in she saw me,
and she took off her apron
And she grabbed her
goin' home hat
She bought a ticket
with her tips
And now we're curled up
on the sofa,
me and her...
and that mean eyed cat