Iron Ore Betty
John Prine
I'm going steady
with Iron Ore Betty
and she's goin' steady
with me
we receive our mail
in the same mailbox
and we watch
the same tv
I got rug burns
on my elbows
she's got em on her knees
yeah, I'm goin steady
with Iron Ore Betty
and she's going steady
with me.

Hey, I been pickin'
my brains out
I been workin'
at the hardware store
I been trying
to put a chicken in the window
chase away the wolf from the door
Betty's been down
in the iron ore mine
bringing home energy
yeah, I'm goin steady
with Iron Ore Betty
and she's goin steady
with me.

I been speaking
to her in English
she's been speakin
in the English too
we always speak the same language
'cause we're always
gettin' thru
I met her at a dance
at the union hall
it was a night
with Daddy G.
yeah, I'm goin steady
with Iron Ore Betty
and she's goin' steady
with me.

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