Harper Valley P.T.A.
(Tom T. Hall)

I wanna tell you all a story bout the Harper Valley widow wife

Who had a teenage daughter who attended Harper Valley's Junior High

Well her daughter come home one afternoon and didn't even stop to play

And she said mom I got a note here from the Harper Valley PTA

Well the note said Mrs Johnson you're wearin' your dresses way too high

And it's reported you've been drinkin' and a runnin' round with men and goin' wild

And we don't believe you oughta be a bringin' up your little girl this way

Yeah it was signed by the secretary Harper Valley PTA

Well it happened that the PTA was gonna meet that very afternoon

And they were sure surprised when Mrs Johnson wore her miniskirt into the room

And as she walked up to the blackboard I can still recall the words she had to say

She said I'd like to address this meeting of the Harper Valley PTA

Well now there's Bobby Taylor sittin' there and seven times he asked me for a date

And Mrs Taylor sure seems to use a lotta ice whenever he's away

And Mr Baker can you tell us why your secretary had to leave this town

And shouldn't widow Jones be told to keep

Her window shades all pulled completely down

Mr Harper couldn't be here cause he stayed too long at Kelly's Bar again

And if you smell Shirley Thompson's breath you'll find she's had a little nip of gin

Well when you have the nerve to tell me you think that as a mother I'm not fit

Well this is just a little Payton Place and you're all Harper Valley hypocrites

No I wouldn't put you on because it really did it happened just this way

The day my mama socket it to the Harper Valley PTA

Yeah my mama socket it to the Harper Valley PTA

My mama really socket it to the Harper Valley PTA