Sung by: W.P. Detherow
Recorded in Batesville, AR, 6/25/52

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Chorus: Where'd you get that hat?

(Mr. Detherow: "I've got it too high. I'll have to lower it.")

Chorus: Where'd you get that hat?
Oh, where'd you get that tie?
Isn't it a knobby one,
Just a proper style.
I would like to have one
Just the same as that.
Everywhere I go, they shout, "Hello,
Oh, where'd you get that hat?"

I thought at the age of twenty-one
To my sweetheart I'd be married.
The people in the neighborhood,
They said too long we'd tarried,
So off to church we went,
Determined we would wed.
Hadn't been there very long
'Til the preacher to me said:


We went down to the depot
To take a wedding tour;
Been on board the train
A half an hour or more.
The conductor came along--
I'm telling you straight and flat--
The very first thing he said to me
Was, "Where'd you get that hat?"


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