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Hank Williams JR performs "Mind Your Own Business" on Hee Haw 1987.

Hank Williams JR performs "Mind Your Own Business" on Hee Haw 1987.

"Mind Your Own Business" is a 1949 song written and originally performed by Hank Williams.

In the song, the narrator admonishes a local busybody for snooping and gossiping. While the delivery is light and breezy, the song's lyrics were likely inspired by the singer's own tempestuous relationship with wife Audrey Williams and the buzz it created. The opening lines seem to reference this: "If the wife and I are fussin', brother that's our right/'Cause me and that sweet woman's got a licence to fight..." His delivery is measured, laconic, and dry.The day before, Hank had cut several duets with his wife Audrey, who by all accounts had limited singing talent. Introducing it in October 1949, he told his radio audience that it was a "little prophecy in song", and indeed it would prove to be.

The song is similar in tone and structure to Williams' first Billboard hit "Move It on Over", with the singer couching his moral indignation in humor, allowing the subject matter to resonate with the public. "Mind Your Own Business" went to #6 on the C&W Best Seller list where it stayed for two weeks.

Hank Williams Mind Your Own Business lyrics

 

If the wife and I are fussin', brother that's our right

'Cause me and that sweet woman's got a license to fight

Why don't you mind your own business

(Mind your own business)

'Cause if you mind your business, then you won't be mindin' mine.

 

Oh, the woman on our party line's the nosiest thing

She picks up her receiver when she knows it's my ring

Why don't you mind your own business

(Mind your own business)

Well, if you mind your business, then you won't be mindin' mine.

 

I got a little gal that wears her hair up high, 

the boys all whistle when she walks by.

why don't you mind your own business 

(Mind your own business)

Well, if you mind your own business, you sure won't be minding mine.

 

If I want to honky tonk around 'til two or three

Now, brother that's my headache, don't you worry 'bout me.

Just mind your own business

(Mind your own business)

If you mind your business, then you won't be mindin' mine. 

 

Mindin' other people's business seems to be high-toned

I got all that I can do just to mind my own

Why don't you mind your own business

(Mind your own business)




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