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Lyrics by: Dennis Linde
# Debut Chart
13 Sep '99 Country
19 Mar '00 Hot 100


Maryanne and Wanda were the best of friends, all through their high school days Both members of the 4-H club, both active in the FFA After graduation Maryanne went out, looking for a bright new world Wanda looked all around this town, and all she found was Earl

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Well it wasn't two weeks after she got married that Wanda started getting abused She put on dark glasses, and long sleeved blouses, and makeup to cover her bruise Well she finally got the nerve to file for divorce, she let the law take it from there But Earl walked right through that restraining order, and put her in intensive care Right away Maryanne flew in from Atlanta on a red eye, midnight flight She held Wanda's hand, and they worked out a plan, and it didn't take them long to decide That Earl had to die Goodbye Earl Those black eyed peas, they tasted alright to me, Earl You feelin' weak? Why don't you lay down and sleep, Earl Ain't it dark, wrapped up in that tarp, Earl? The cops came by to bring Earl in; they searched the house high and low Then they tipped their hats and said thank you ladies, if you hear from him, let us know Well, the weeks went by and spring turned to summer and summer faded into fall And it turns out he was a missin' person who nobody missed at all So the girls bought some land at a road side stand, down on Highway 109 They sell Tennessee ham and strawberry jam, and they don't lose any sleep at night Cause Earl had to die Goodbye Earl We need a break Let's go out to the lake Earl Well pack a lunch, and stuff you in the trunk, Earl Is that alright? Good! Let's go for a ride, Earl. Hey! Well, hey, hey, hey! Aww hey, hey, hey! Well, hey, hey, hey


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