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Lyrics by: Tim Dubois
# Debut Chart
1 Jul '82 Country
57 Jul '82 Hot 100

Lyrics

Well, I guess it was back in `63 When eatin` my cookin` got the better of me So I asked this little girl I was goin` with to be my wife Well, she said she would So I said, `I do` But I`da said, `I wouldn`t` If I`da just knew how sayin` `I do` Was gonna screw up all o` my life Well, the first few years weren`t all that bad I`ll never forget the good times we had `Cause I`m reminded every month when I send her the child support Well, it wasn`t too long til the lust all died And I`ll admit I wasn`t too surprised The day I came home and found my suitcase sittin` out on the porch Well, I tried to get in, she changed the lock Then I found this note taped on the mailbox that said `Goodbye, turkey My attorney will be in touch` So I decided right then and there I was gonna do what`s right Give `er her fair share But, brother, I didn`t know her share was gonna be that much She got the goldmine (She got the goldmine) I got the shaft (I got the shaft) They split it right down the middle And then they give her the better half Well, it all sounds sorta funny But it hurts too much to laugh She got the goldmine, I got the shaft Now listen up You ain`t heard nothin` yet Why, they give `er the color televison set Then they give `er the house, the kids and both of the cars See Well, then they started talkin` about child support, alimony And the costs to the court Didn`t take me long to figure out how far in the toilet I was I`m tellin` ya, they have made a mistake `Cause it adds up to more than this cowboy makes Besides, everythin` I ever had worth takin` they`ve already took While she`s livin` like a queen on alimony I`m workin` two shifts, eatin` baloney Askin` myself, `Why didn`t you just learn how to cook?` They give her the goldmine (She got the goldmine) They give me the shaft (I got the shaft) They said they`d splittin` it all down the middle But she got the better half Well, it all sounds mighty funny But it hurts too much to laugh She got the goldmine, I got the shaft Well, she got the goldmine (She got the goldmine) I got the shaft (I got the shaft) They split it all down the middle And then they give her the better half Well, I guess it all sounds funny (Ooh, ooh, ha ha ha) But it hurts too much to laugh She got the goldmine, I got the shaft


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Heh, heh Hey, Jimmy, I got the shaft But I don`t have to worry about totin` a billfold anymore Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha I let my wife tote it I`m gonna be carryin` food stamps You get it, judge I`m gonna be indebted That`s my money Huh... Contempt of court What do you mean I`m in contempt of court

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