“If Your Gal Gets Mad”


"Ef yore gal gits mad an' tries to bully you (x2), Jes' take your automatic an' shoot her through an' through! (x2)"


Needless to say, this method has not been shown to cause women to be come more amenable to men's wishes.

I suspect this may be the ending of a longer ballad in which the woman provokes the man until he shoots her, but I cannot recall seeing such a song. - RBW


  1. Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 275, (no title) (1 short text)
  2. BI, ScNF275A


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Scarborough)
Found in: US(So)