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Hank Williams
"Too Many Parties And Too Many Pals" lyrics

Too Many Parties And Too Many Pals

Too many parties
And too many pals
Will break your heart someday
Too many boyfriends
And sociable sals
Will drive your sweetheart away

Gentlemen of the jury
The judge's speech began
The scene was a crowded courtroom
And the judge a stern old man

This prisoner here before you
Is a social enemy
A lady of the evening
And you know the penalty

Her eyes reflect the nightlife
Her cheeks they're red with paint
But I knew her mother, gentlemen
Why her mother was a saint

Now I know that she's not like her
And yet she might have been
If it hadn't been for petting parties
Cigarettes and gin

We took the night life off the streets
And brought it in our own homes
While girls beat time with lipstick
And the streaks of saxophones

We opened up the underworld
To the ones we loved so well
So tell me, gentlemen
Is it right to send her to a cell

If she drinks while you taught her
And if she smokes you showed her how
So gentlemen do you think it's right
To go and condemn her now

And when you're in that juryroom
Just remember there and then
That for every fallen woman
There's a hundred fallen men

And before you render a verdict
On what this girl has done
Just remember there's a man to blame
And that man might be your son

Now gentlemen that's my story
My testimony stands
This girl is my own daughter
And the case is in your hands

Those Broadway roses
And prevalent sounds
At too many parties
And too many pals