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Galvanized Washing Tub lyrics and chords

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Galvanized Washing Tub 
Recorded by Little Jimmy Dickens
Written by Cottonseed Clark and Chet Turner

Did you ever take your Saturday bath

And try to wash and scrub

While squatting down on your haunches
D7 G
In a galvanized washing tub

If not then you ain't missed a thing

But I'm tellin' you what's right

I done it till I was almost grown
D7 G
Every doggone Saturday night

In summertime it was bad enough

But in winter it got rough

A-spreading papers and filling kettles
D7 G
And all that sort of stuff

But gettin' ready for that ordeal

Was only half the rub

Of takin' a bath on Saturday night
D7 G
In a galvanized washing tub

Did you ever stand there stripped to the skin

I wood stove bakin' your hide

A-dreadin' to punch you darned foot
D7 G
In for fear you'd burn alive

Finally you got the temperature right

And into the tub you'd crawl

And when that cold steel touched your back
D7 G
You'd squeal like a fresh stuck hog

You get out of the tub and next to the stove

And stand there a-drippin' and a-shakin'

The front of your body is a-freezin' to death
D7 G
While the backside you're a-bakin'

A-shiverin' and a-shakin' and a-burnin'

And a bakin' that's the price I had to pay

That awful ordeal will haunt me
D7 G
Until I'm old and gray

I ain't thru yet thru somethin' else

But I've bein' a-wantin' to say

I was the youngest of all the kids
D7 G
That bathed every Saturday

There we all bathed according to age

And I fell last in order

Which meant I had to wash myself
D7 G
In the same dead-blamed old water

I'm a man of clean habits

And believe in a bath a week

It helps to keep me healthy
D7 G
And it freshens my physique

But if I had my druthers

I'd rather eat a bug

Than to take my Saturday bath again
D7 G
In a galvanized washing tub


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