I tell ya, it would be a purtty nice ef th' country could only do like th' Groun' Hog does, come out o' th' hole in th' spring an' stay out.
Gener'ly speakin' gossip is like mother Hubbards cuboard thars nothin' in it an' its bare o' facts.
Translation for city slickers (non-hill people):
It would be pretty nice if the country could be more like the Groundhog, come out of the hole in spring, and stay out.
Generally speaking, gossip is like Mother Hubbard's cupboard, there's nothing in it and it's bare of facts.