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Jason Xion Wang Lyr Req: Just a Thing I Do (Bob Gibson) (12) Lyr Add: JUST A THING I DO (Gibson/Silverstein) 02 Dec 14


Thanks a lot, Leeneia - Not familiar with these towns at all! The only difficult point is solved now. Here are the lyrics:

JUST A THING I DO (KATHY O'GRADY'S SONG)
(Bob Gibson; Shel Silverstein)

Her name was Kathy O'Grady -
A natural Mendocino lady.
I picked her up hitchin' on the road to Casper.
I had a personal question to ask her.

She said, "Come up to my cabin on the mountain above."
I went up, and I fell in love.
Next morning I asked her if she'd be my wife;
She told me her philosophy of life.

She said, "It's just a thing I do
To while away an hour or two.
Let me warn you 'fore you're too involved:
This ain't the place to get your problems solved."

She said, "It's just a game I play
To get me through a Mendocino rainy day."
She said, "Bob, it ain't no reflection on you;
It's just a thing I do, I do -
It's just a thing I do."

She said, "I'm sorry you flew all the way from Paris,
Sorry you sold your chateau,
Sorry you sent out all those weddin' invitations,
But that's the way things go, go, go -

"Go back to your wife and your kids,"
She said, "Go back before you're sorry for what you did."
She said, "Don't worry, honey, I won't lose no sleep,
But you'd better leave now, before you're into deep!"

She said, "It's just a thing I do.
I've done it to quite a few.
Hey, does it make you any less of a man
To realize you were a one night stand?"

She said, "It's just a game I play
To get me through a Mendocino rainy day."
She said, "Baby, quit lookin' for the reason or rhyme -
You fellas do it to us, all the time!"

"It's just a thing I do
To while away an hour or two,"
She said, "Bob, it ain't no reflection on you;
It's just a thing I do, I do -
It's just a thing I do, I do -
It's just a thing I do!"


Based on the live versions from 1981 TV special "Just Folk" and 1980 album "The Perfect High".

Jason


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