Way back in '29...1929 Somewhere in Coffeeville. Was a Honkytonk, named Big Mable Murphy
She had a sweetheart, Mean Little Melvin And hell would fly between them every Saturday night Why? Because Little Melvin He got wild on bathtub gin Well it made him feel like he was almost twice his size So he'd try to take over and sass big Mable But her great big fist would black little Melvin's eyes. Ya see, Big Mable Murphy She loved her Little Melvin But he never did learn to do just what she said Cause poor Little Melvin, work up early every morning With two black eyes and knuckle bumps on his head.
Late one rainy night Scarface, muscle and all might, He came in and started shoving everybody around. Well, Big Mable Murphy She was way back in the kitchen So just for fun ol' Scarface, shot Little Melvin down
Early next morning Down by the river They say old Scarface was found real short of breath They say he died, uh oh, the man died From a good ol' whipping He had two black eyes and knuckle bumps on his head
Big Mable Big Mable Murphy She gave him two black eyes and knuckle bumps on his head