Insights from the Carter Family box set

I got the first Carter Family Box set recently. It’s quite good, and nowhere near as repetitive as most of these things. And at $25.99 its well worth it for disks. I think all Carter Family stuff is out of copywright, which is why it is so cheap.

The current zinger, from the children’s song “Chewing Gum”

I’d never marry a lawyer, I’ll tell you the reason why
Every time he opens his mouth, he tells a great big lie

I wouldn’t have a doctor, I’ll tell you the reason why
He goes all over the country and makes the people die