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The Og ADD: In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town (51* d) RE: Lyr Req: In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town 14 Jun 21

Somethin' Smith and the Redheads did a countermelody in 1956 that went something like this...

There's a shanty in a track an' although it's just a shack
There's a G.I. loan, gotta pay it back, the paint's brand new,
But the loan is overdue, and I'm gonna, blow my stack
It's a knocked-out pad, but the neighbors are mad, 'cause the cat next door is a swingin' lad
Out o' my mind most all o' the time, this squaresville settlement's drivin' me mad
I'd be just as sassy as Trigger or Lassie, I wouldn't even pay my union dues
A toast to all, let's have a ball, hi-fi records blow rhythm and blues
Gotta queen waitin' there in a contour chair, gave up rockin' 'cause she's no square
But I'm jumpin' up and down an' I'm actin' like a clown
'Cause I gotta get back to my shanty town

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