I had me a girl
Who taught me those things
A young man should know
Down, down on my knees
I’d beg and I’d plead
To learn a little bit more
Oh that woman taught me to pray
I saw Heaven every day
Lord, she could


I, I had me a boy
Who buttoned me down
Threw me a line
He, he washed me as clean
As a sinner could be
Showed me the light
Ooo that boy, he taught me to pray
But for all of his spit-shinin’ ways
Lord, he could


I had me a girl
Like cigarette smoke
She came and she went
I slipped through his hands
To my back door man
Under his chin
Oh that woman taught me to pray
But for all her wandering ways
She could

Ooooohhhhhhhhhh [Repeat]

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"I Had Me a Girl" as written by Joy Williams

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    My InterpretationTo me, this song is all about connecting with another individual not only in a passionate physical sense, but also on an intimately spiritual level.

    One can infer the "she/ could ohhhh"'s to be a reference to the passionate physical encounters between the two, but what I find more interesting is the spiritual connection depicted by this song.

    Not only do the two find some sort of connection to one another in their faith as intimated by the constant references to "Lord" and "prayer," but they also unite through their shortcomings as they relate to faith. To me this thought is most clearly expressed in the line "he washed me as clean as a sinner could be." It's as if there is an acknowledgement that despite the fact that both singers try to be pious, that the passion between the two of them is too much to resist. This song creates an interesting picture of religiosity, passion and the way in which the singers try to reconcile the two.

    While I won't speculate what real-world implications this song may hold for the relationship between John Paul and Joy, I can say that it is a song full of raw passion which I have not heard the likes of before, and I would imagine would be incredibly difficult to counterfeit.
    mike24on August 07, 2013   Link

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