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Why Bob Your Hair, Girls Why do you bob your hair, girls? You're doing mighty wrong; God gave it for a glory And you should wear it long . You spoil your lovely hair, girls, You keep yourself in style; Before you bob your hair, girls, Just stop and think a while. Why do you bob your hair, girls? It is an awful shame To rob the head God gave you And bear the flapper's name. You're taking off your covering, It is an awful sin; Don't never bob your hair, girls, Short hair belongs to men. Why do you bob your hair, girls? It does not look so nice; It's just to be in fashion, lt's not the Lord's advice. And every time you bob it You're breaking God's command You cannot bob your hair, girls And reach the Glory land. Why do you bob your hair, girls? It's not the thing to do; Just wear it, always wear it, And to your Lord be true. And when before the judgment You meet your Lord up there, He'll say, "Well done, for one thing, You never bobbed your hair. From Ozark Folksongs, Randolph. Collected from Laura Wasson, Ark., 1942 Note: Written by Blind Alfred Reed and recorded by him in 1927. In a modern tradition, he followed his success with "Why Do You Bob Your Hair Girls, No.2" in 1929. RG RG
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