Tanya Tucker with Patsi Bale Cox
New York 1997
It seems like I was always just missing getting into big
Mother was the disciplinarian up to a point, but when things spun
out of control shed call Dad in on it.
(When she refused to go to bed) Dad would end up having to spank
me. Id stomp off to bed mad. That should have been the end
of it, but not for me. Id get up the next morning and say
something like: "You know I heard about a Daddy who killed
his little girl spanking her. You
wouldnt want to do that, would you?" Or, "Daddy,
you know I heard about a man who got put in jail for whipping his
little girl. You wouldnt want to go to jail, would
(After Tanya fooled her parents into thinking a dog had
"Mother and Dad thought it was about as funny as a heart
attack, and they whipped my butt for it."