Oh me oh my oh, look at Miss Ohio
She's a-running around with her rag-top down
She says I want to do right but not right now

Gonna drive to Atlanta and live out this fantasy
Running around with the rag-top down
Yeah I want to do right but not right now

Had your arm around her shoulder, a regimental soldier
An' mamma starts pushing that wedding gown
Yeah you want to do right but not right now

Oh me oh my oh, would ya look at Miss Ohio
She's a-runnin' around with the rag-top down
She says I want to do right but not right now

I know all about it, so you don't have to shout it
I'm gonna straighten it out somehow
Yeah I want to do right but not right now

Oh me oh my oh, look at Miss Ohio
She a-runnin' around with her rag-top down
She says I want to do right , but not right now
Oh I want to do right but not right now


Lyrics submitted by sakebox

"Look at Miss Ohio" as written by David Todd Rawlings Gillian Howard Welch

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentA "ragtop" is a convertible top.

    Such an awesome line, "I wanna do right, but not right now." It reminds me that there are things in life that we KNOW should be done, but we're too lazy and too busy enjoying ourselves to do them.

    Beyond that, I believe it's about a young beauty queen (Miss Ohio) that just wants to let her hair down and escape. She doesn't want the constraints of proper behavior or marriage.
    sakeboxon April 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Had you run around the shoulder"
    should be "Had your arm around her shoulder,"
    scottvodkaon August 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I know all about it
    you don't have to shout it
    I'm gonna straighten it out somehow."

    I love those lines, the way they're sung ♥
    This is one of my favorite songs, I think its so pretty.
    A guy on youtube does a gorgeous cover of it.
    wearesatelliteson November 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBand of Heathens and Miranda Lambert both do excellent cover versions of this song ...
    shep61on December 01, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song jumped out at me yesterday while driving in my car. I love how Gillian makes "rag top down" sound so salacious!

    I also suspect Gillian is brainy enough to know St. Augustine's prayer, "Lord, make me pure—but not yet."

    The song leaves me with the impression "Miss Ohio" is being pressured into marriage -- maybe pregnant? -- and is out for one last fling before settling down.
    LuckyTownon July 13, 2016   Link

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