Housewife Blues

from by Ginny McAfee

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Well I've had about enough of the attitude
About wives who stay home, the kind of work they do
About how they ought to be out working earning money
Well I think I've more than paid my dues
I'd like to fill y'all in on a fact or two
I've got those fed up, guilt ridden, tired of mopping housewife blues

So I went and filled out some applications
That asked me to list my qualifications
And all the places that I had worked before
Then after some careful examination
Personnel would do some investigation
To decide what I might best be suited for, so I wrote
I'm a wife, I'm a mother, I'm a friend
Employed by my husband and my kids age twelve and ten
You've ask me what I'm qualified to do
Here is a list I have compiled for you

I can bake and roast and fry and stew
Clean everything from commodes to tennis shoes
I wash and wax and keep the garden hoed
I keep a budget write checks pay bills
When somebody's sick I pass out the pills
and in the summertime "guess who" gets to keep the yard mowed
When someone needs a good deed do-er
There's no-one any tried and true-er
Than the lowly housewife with nothing better to do
I never miss a school event and worry about every penny that's spent
I've got those fed up guilt ridden tired of mopping housewife blues

Now I'm a somewhat happily employed woman
My bankroll's growing and the job is humming
Fact is now I have more time to rest
But nothing sparkles and nothing shines
The house is a mess and the grass is high
And my husband's convinced that I'm not doing my best
So I'm working my notice to quit my job
So I can stay home and work like a dog
Without pay or recognition for what I do
Now I don't like to gripe and complain

But this lack of respect could drive a woman insane
I've got those fed up, guilt ridden, tired of mopping housewife blues


from Singing Mama's Songs, released July 18, 2013



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To any in the many who have heard the powerful voice of Ginny McAfee, you will be pleased to hear that she will be in the studio in 2013 focusing on original material!

Given the fact Ginny has been surrounded by music since the womb and several of the songs to be released were written during her stay there, she feels it is less coincidence and more like fate.
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