Cold Cold Woman

 

Cold Cold Woman

 

 

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This story poem is not really about a woman so cold,
But rather a song I played a lot as a kid not very old.
I bet at first you thought this poem was about Pam,
But Pam is as hot as a fresh baked sweet potato yam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cold Cold Woman

 

 

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Back when I was a kid, Mom had an old record player,
That I played at times when I was a bored boy surveyor.
It had an old steel needle that was kind of sharp on the tip,
With 78 rpm as the single speed you could play on it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mom had only two 78 rpm records with that old player,
That were all scratched up and noisy needing a prayer.
Gene Autry singing “Frosty The Snowman,” was on one side.
And “When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter” ended the ride.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I wore that old Gene Autry record completely on out,
Until it just wouldn’t play anymore with out any doubt.
Then I tried that other old record she had there also,
And one side of that other record on me kind of did grow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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That other record had “Cold Cold Woman” on one side,
I must have given that record a thousand and one rides,
At 78 rpm and I remember some words from back then,
I will share those words that stuck with me, the best I can.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“She’s a cold cold woman, cold as she can be,
Though I feed her, I don’t need her, she’s too cold for me.
One day she went swimming, she dove in once or twice,
Before she could get out again, the darn fool turned to ice.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“She’s a cold cold woman, cold as she can be,
Though I feed her, I don’t need her, she’s too cold for me.
One day came the iceman, she let him in the door,
Before he could get out again, she froze him to the floor”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You can tell how old the song is by the iceman reference,
As they used to deliver ice for the old iceboxes so different.
The iceman had ice tongs and a leather on his back,
To keep his back dry as he carried those ice blocks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I guess the song kind of appealed to me as a boy,
As the words seemed kind of funny and a bit coy.
As I recall I wore all the tracks off of that record too,
So that needle just scooted across the record on through.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It seems strange that I still remember those old lines,
Nearly 70 years after I heard them for the last time.
I have tried to find a copy of that old song on Spotify,
But I guess it was too old for them to list it on the fly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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By Bill

 

 

 

Thanks for reading Cold Cold Woman,
Bill

 

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