Time to bring in another country music legend who hasn't yet been featured in this series: the late, great Tammy Wynette. Readers who've been following the series as closely as all of you should have been will know that, with all the fond memories of Ma and Pa and home we've had here, I haven't spared you the occasional note of sorrow or even pain. But today's item is quite shattering. Ms Tammy Wynette, folks, and 'I Don't Wanna Play House':
Today, I sat alone at the windowIf you've never heard it, take immediate steps to rectify that. It's an immortal classic is what I'm saying to you.
And I watched our little girl outside at play
With the little boy next door like so many times before
But something didn't seem quite right today.
So I went outside to see what they were doin'
And then the teardrops made my eyes go dim
'Cause I heard him name a game and I hung my head in shame
When I heard our little girl say to him...
I don't wanna play house; I know it can't be fun
I've watched Mommy and Daddy
And if that's the way it's done
I don't wanna play house; It makes my Mommy cry
'Cause when she played house
My Daddy said goodbye.