Who Sang The Corrugated Lady? The Red Clay Ramblers

Release information
length: 2:27
producer: Bruce Kaplan, The Red Clay Ramblers, Bill McElroy and Alice Gerrard
vocal: Mike Craver, Jim Watson, Tommy Thompson and Jack Herrick
engineer: Bill McElroy
Lyrics
Well, I walked and I ran from one end of this land
To the other like an athletic fool
I was fond of playin' tennis with the countesses of Venice
Courtin' princesses in heated swimming pools
Back and forth across the ocean, southern Spain to Nova Scotia
Chasin' women till my face was turning blue
Now my pencil's out of lead, I'll just lay up in bed
With my scissors and my paper and my glue
'Cos a cardboard girlfriend's much to be preferred
To paper lay-ay-dies
I'll take my exercise at home with her
Oh, nothin' could be sweeter than my sweetie when I treat her
Like a dartboard on the wall
That's my great big, corrugated, chipboard paper doll
Instrumental break

[The above first part is sung against the following part]
I'm gonna buy myself a paper doll to call my own
One that other fellows cannot steal
And then, them flirty-flirty guys with their flirty-flirty eyes
Will have to play with dollies that are real
When I come home at night she'll be there waiting
She'll be the truest doll in all the world
I'd rather have myself this paper doll to call my own
Than a big old-minded real time girl

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Blue Jay / The Girl I Left Behind Me
  • 2 Twisted Laurel
  • 3 The Hobo's Last Letter
  • 4 Rockingham Cindy
  • 5 Mississippi Delta Blues
  • 6 The Telephone Girl
  • 7 Will You Miss Me
  • 8 The Ace
  • 9 The Corrugated Lady
  • 10 When Bacon Was Scarce / Ryestraw
  • 11 I Was Only Teasing You
  • 12 Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room
  • 13 Flying Cloud Cotillion
  • 14 The Beale Street Blues

  • Release information
    label: Flying Fish Records
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin