The Box It Came In

One of my favorite songs, this was recorded by Wanda Jackson in 1965.  It holds many of the common subjects found in country music, with the overall theme of “It’s All Over” as explored by Peter Lewis, plus a bit of gender based comeuppance at the end.

Lyrics (from metrolyrics):

My clothes are all ragged my goodwill coat’s not the best
And I’m a walking on cardboard in my last dollar dress
I looked in the closet for my wedding gown
But the box that it came in was all that I found
He took everything with him that wasn’t nailed down
Bet he’s got a new sweetheart to fill my wedding gown
But somewhere I’ll find him then I’ll have peace of mind
And the box he comes home in will be all satin lined

He took everything with him that wasn’t nailed down
Bet he’s got a new sweetheart to fill my wedding gown
But somewhere I’ll find him then I’ll have peace of mind
And the box he comes home in will be all satin lined

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