BE CAREFUL OF STONES THAT YOU THROW WAS WRITTEN BY BONNIE DODD AND RECORDED BY HANK WILLIAMS IN 1952

Submitted by jerleen1 on Sat, 08/29/2009 - 15:24.

 

THIS SONG WAS LATER ON RECORDED  BY SEVERAL OTHER  ARTISTS INCLUDING PORTER WAGNER - I used word instead of seeds and I used the wrong sew word - should have been sow.  Sorry about that.

(Bonnie Dodd)

A tongue can accuse and carry bad news
The seeds of distrust it will sow
But unless you've made no mistakes in your life
Be careful of stones that you throw.

A neighbor was passin' my garden one day
She stopped and I knew right away
That gossip not flowers she had on her mind
And this is what I heard my neighbor say.

You know that girl down who lived down the street
She oughta be run from our midst
She drinks and she talks quite a lot
But she knows not to speak to my child nor to me
My neighbor then smiled and I thought.

A tongue can accuse and carry bad news
The seeds of distrust it will sow
But unless you've made no mistakes in your life
Be careful of stones that you throw.

A car speeded by and the screaming of brakes
A sound that made my blood chill
My neighbor's one child had been pulled from the path
And saved by a girl lying still.

The child was unhurt and my neighbor cried out
Oh, who was that brave girl so sweet
I covered the crushed broken body and said
That's the bad girl that lived down the street.

A tongue can accuse and carry bad news
The seeds of distrust it will sow
But unless you've made no mistakes in your life
Be careful of stones that you throw...

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Thanks for the reminder

Thanks jerline1 for the reminder.