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Whistling Couplets

June 2024
1min read

In the August/September 1982 issue of your super publication you have a most interesting article titled “Whistling Women,” the story of Alice Shaw, a talented whistler of her day. I believe I heard her many years ago, but I’m really writing to say that you left out the beginning of the song ending, “Always come to some bad ends.” It goes like this:



Grandma Grunt said a wonderful thing: Boys can wh’f9tle but girk must sing ’Cause whistlin’ girls and crowin hens Always come to some bad ends.


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