I want to tell you all a story 'bout a Harper Valley widowed wife
Who had a teenage daughter who attended Harper Valley Junior High.
Well, her daughter came home one afternoon and didn't even stop to play.
And she said, "Mama, I've got a note here from the Harper Valley P.T.A.".

The note says "Mrs. Johnson, you're wearing your dresses way too high.
And it's reported you've been drinkin' and a runnin' round with men and goin' wild.
And we don't believe you ought to be a bringin' up your little girl this way"
And it was signed by the Secretary, Harper Valley P.T.A.

Well, it happened that the P.T.A. was gonna meet that very afternoon
And they were sure surprised as Mrs. Johnson wore her miniskirt into the room
And as she walked up to the blackboard I can still recall the word she had to say
She said I'd like to address this meeting of the Harper Valley P.T.A.

Well, there's Bobby Taylor sittin' there and seven times he's asked me for a date.
And Mrs. Taylor sure seems to use a lot of ice whenever he's away.
And Mr. Baker can you tell us why your secretary had to leave this town.
And shouldn't Widow Jones be told to keep her window shades all pulled completely down.

Well, Mr. Harper couldn't be here 'cause he's stayed too long in Kelly's bar again.
And if youll smell Shirley Thompson's breath you'll find she's had a little nip of gin.
And then you have the nerve to tell me that you think that as a mother Im not fit.
Well, this is just a little Peyton place and you're all Harper Valley hypocrits.

No, I wouldn't put you on because it really did, it happened just this way.
That day my Mama socked it to em at the Harper Valley P.T.A.
That day my Mama socked it to em at the Harper Valley P.T.A.