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Texas lady wrote at 2008-01-17 17:11:40
Once I married a tattooed lady,

it was on a cold and winter day,

and tattooed all around her body

was a map of the good old USA.

Every night before I'd go to sleep,

I'd jerk down the quilt and I'd take a peep.(what would you see Skeet?)

Upon her leg was Minnesota,

on her shoulder Tennessee.

and tattooed on her back

was the good old rack em sack,

the place where I long to be.

On her (wolf whistle)was West Virginnie,

through them hills I just love to roam.

When I saw the moonlight on her Mississippi that's when I recognized my home sweet home.


Ruth Archer wrote at 2009-12-30 16:04:46
Hello, I thought you might like my 2 Youtube videos of my friend singing this unusual song in Essex, England where we live.  Kind regards from Ruthie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ndcai98ABL8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v90l7kewNI0


Viddle wrote at 2010-03-06 17:23:58
Here's the way we sing it in Indiana:

Oh, once I married a Tattooed lady,

Twas on a cold December day

And tattooed all around her body,

Was a map of the good ol' U S A

And each night before I'd go to sleep

I'd pull back the covers and take a peek,



(The next part of the song is sung to the tune of "Back Home Again In Indiana"



Upon her leg was Minnesota, On her knee was Tennessee

And tattooed down her spine, was dear ol' Caroline

That place, I longed to be

Upon her chest was West Virginia,

Through them hills I loved to roam,

But when I saw the moon shine down upon her Wabash,

Then I longed for my Indiana Home.


Loren wrote at 2010-03-16 00:18:46
I knew this song many years before Skeets.

 The actual words ARE...and yes, I remember...

   ONCE I MARRIED A TATTOOED LADY

   IT WAS ON A COLD AND WINTRY DAY

   AND TATTOOED ALL AROUND HER BODY

   WAS A MAP OF THE GOOD OLD USA

   AND EVERY NITE BEFORE I'D GO TO SLEEP

   I'D PULL DOWN THE QUILT AND I'D TAKE A ~PEEP~

chorus..UPON HER LEG WAS MINNESOTA

    ON HER SHOULDER, TENNESSEE

   AND TATTOOED ON HER BACK

   WAS GOOD OLD HACKENSACK

   A PLACE WHERE I DEARLY LOVE TO BE

   AND ON HER ~~whistle here~~WAS WEST VIRGINNY

   THRU THOSE HILLS I DID LOVE TO ROAM

   BUT WHEN I SAW THE MOONLIGHT SHINING

         ON HER ~WABASH~

 THAT'S WHEN I RECOGNIZED MY INDIANA HOME.

  ***And that's the way it really goes,

 possibly done first by ..

Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith...or at least in that era.....Loved old Skeets, but he wasn't first.

 If u want the chord progression, email me.  


Ken wrote at 2012-08-04 16:40:50
Once I married a tattooed lady

It was on a cold and winter day

And tattooed all around her body

Was a map of the good ole USA

and every night before I'd go to sleep

I’d jerk down the quilt, and I’d take a peek

(goodness gracious alive) spoken

Upon her leg was Minnesota

On her shoulder Tennessee

And tattooed on her back

Was that good ole Rack-em-Sack

A place where I longed to be

Upon her (wolf whistle) was West Virginia

Those good ole hills I just love to roam

And when the moon shined down on her Wabash

That’s when I recognized my old Kentucky home.  


Old Salty wrote at 2013-07-25 00:10:11
90 now but as a yacht captain in the Caribbean for more than 20 years I entertained my guests with the version my father sang when I was a boy in central Indiana.



Once I married a tattooed lady

T’was on a sunny day

Tattooed all around her body

Was a map of the USA

And every night before I'd go to sleep

I'd slip back the covers and I'd take a peak:

Upon her shoulder was Minnesota,

On her knee was Tennessee,

While on her back was Hackensack

From the state of New Jersey

There on her chest was West Virginia

Through those hills I love to roam

But when the moonlight’s shining down upon the Wabash,

Then I long for my Indiana home.




MsCB wrote at 2014-03-31 19:35:26
Once I met a tattooed lady

Twas on a cold and wintry day

And tattooed all around her body

Was a map of the good old USA

And every night before I'd go to sleep

I'd pull down the quilt and I'd take a peek



On her leg was Minnesota

On her shoulder was Tennessee

And tattooed on her back

Was good old Hackensack

A place where I long to be



And on her (wolf whistle) was West Virginny

Oh, those hills I'd love to roam.

But when the moon began to shine down on her Wabash,

I recognized my Indiana home!


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