She called her husband "Mister"
And walked real tall and pride

John Prine - Grandpa Was a Carpenter lyrics meaning

Meaning

Prine mentions of his grandmother, "She called her husband 'Mister', and walked real tall and proud", to tell us she was correct and conservative. His phrasings are simple, direct and nearly cynical. Combined with the melody though, and Prine's earnest voice, it comes out as nostalgic and loving.

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