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When dating, I have a few hard and fast rules, one of which is NEVER to date a man who’s married, or in a relationship with someone else. The narrator of this song, however, lives by a different ethical code…

lyrics

If you’ve got a couple of kids, and a mini-van
then get in line to be my man.
‘Cuz I take a lover every now and again…
but I only like married men.

married men, married men, I only like married men

I tried the other kind, but they just won’t do
I’ve got to have a married man or two

Married men are nice, they treat me right
they don’t got to see me every single night.
When I’m done with them, they leave me alone…
I can trust a married man to go home.

they go home, they go home, trust a married man to go home

I tried the other kind, but they just won’t do
I’ve got to have a married man or two

So if you’ve got a ring, and a ball and chain
be sure to hang around me when you bitch and complain.
Pretty soon you’ll be the one that I’m thinking of…
but for God’s sake man don’t fall in love.

don’t fall in love, don’t fall in love, for God’s sake man don’t fall in love

I tried the other kind, but they just won’t do
I’ve got to have a married man or two

When I’m done with your man, I’ll put him back on the shelf
after all a girl has got to look out for herself.
They all start to think they can run my life…
that’s when it’s time to get back to the wife.

back to the wife, back to the wife, time for you to get back to the wife

I tried the other kind, but they just won’t do
I’ve got to have a married man or two

[Lyrics by Angus Stocking]

credits

from Online Dating Blues, released December 11, 2009
Melissa Dinwiddie - vocals
Jake Smolowe - piano
Doug Lee - bass
John Lazarus - drums

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Melissa Dinwiddie

Is this jazz, folk, or comedy? Performer (& “Uke-Diva”) Melissa Dinwiddie is a winning combination of all three. Inspired by the absurdities of modern life, Dinwiddie crafts songs evocative of the Great American Songbook but dealing with 21st Century themes. She has an ear for a witty turn of phrase, and her vocal chops and improvisational comic timing delight audiences of all ages. ... more

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