Footprints on My Stomach 2 (David Hughes, additional verses by Robert Pfeffer) D G Well, I still recall the first time that I met you D E A7 I knew then I'd want you for my bride D G You served me up the nicest mess o' hawg jowls D A7 D With little bitty peas and onions on the side G D I never knew a woman who could cook the way you do E A E A7 I gained nearly forty pounds and it's all because of you D D7 G Well, I nearly lost my dinner when you said we'd have to part G D A D You left your footprints on my stomach when you walked out of my heart Oh the mobile home's so empty dear without you I lived for months on cans of pork and beans And Colonel Sander's Extra-Crispy Chicken And take-out buckets full of ribs and greens Oh I never could replace you so I didn't even try And all that I could think of was to sit, and eat, and cry I've been hungry for you, darlin', all the time we've been apart I've had your footprints on my stomach since you walked out of my heart All the fellas in the truckstop heard me whinin' So they took it on themselves to all pitch in And present me with a gift-wrapped "White Trash Cookin'" To guide me in my very own kitch-IN Well I got right into cookin', I just couldn't put it down And word got out about me, I had women hangin' 'round For my pickled day-old catfish, cooter pie, and kudzu tart And they kissed away those footprints from my stomach to my heart. COMMENTS: I heard this from Michael Cooney. This was a one-verse song composed, according to MC, by David Hughes, a scholar of Japanese court music. I wrote the last two verses in May 1997. Rpf Copyright David Hughes, Robert Pfeffer RPf OCT98
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