It’ll aggravate your soul

H.P. Carter

(orig. = capo 5 = F)      

 Instrumental = verse 1

1. Come [C]all of you people, take warning from me,

don’t [F]take no girl to Tennes[C]see,

for [F]if you get married and [C]don’t agree, it’ll [G]aggravate your [C]soul.


2. We left Maces early in the night,

expect to get married before daylight,

so many things happened to hinder our flight, it aggravated my soul.


3. Arrived at Bristol at eleven o’clock,

the parson was there right on the spot,

we found the license had been forgot, it aggravated my soul.


+  instrumental = verse 3


4. We went for the license in an automobile,

run so fast you couldn’t see the wheels,

no one can explain how bad I did feel, it aggravated my soul.


5. We stayed all night at the Bristol Hotel,

just to make folks think we were swell,

next morning they put us in the Bristol Herald, it aggravated my soul.


6. And when the new styles was comin’ around,

she began to get ready to go to town.

You know right then she’s millerin to stop down ?

It’ll aggravate your soul.


+  instrumental = verse 6


7. She wants a new coat and a hobbled skirt,

and you can’t get in before the young uns entered.

And when she gets out, oh, how she will flirt, it’ll aggravate your soul.


8. And when the persons gather round your head,

you’ll think of what your dear old mother said,

with the pain in your back and heart and head, it’ll aggravate your soul.


9. Now young men take warning from me,

don’t take no girl to Tennessee,

for if you get married and don’t agree, it’ll aggravate your soul.


+  instrumental = verse 9