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Thread #81132   Message #4193146
Posted By: GUEST,Jeff S
07-Dec-23 - 04:50 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Fat Gal (Merle Travis)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fat Gal (Merle Travis)
This song came out in 1947 when there wasn't much political correctness. Interesting, considering some radio stations wouldn't play one of his other songs because it had the word 'divorce' in it. This is the lyrics he uses on the original recording.

FAT GAL
(Merle Travis)

She keeps me warm in the winter
Shady in the summertime
That's what I like about that fat gal of mine
And when I see my landlord
There's so much of her to hide behind
You wouldn't pay rent if your time was spent like mine

Now she's so sweet with the softest heart
She's pretty soft around other parts
So at night when I lay me down
I don't need a pillow when she's around

Warm in the winter
Shady in the summertime
That's what I like about that fat gal of mine

Now when she's tickled
So much of her has the biggest time
I tell all my jokes to that fat gal of mine
She's never fickle
You better put your name on the dotted line
First time you meet with with a big fat gal like mine

She’s my shelter in a time of storm
I helter skelter right under her arm
She’s a beauty if you look at her face
And you shouldn’t be lookin’ any other place

Warm in the winter
Shady in the summertime
That's what I like about that fat gal of mine

She’s a bargain,
For the same old price look at all I get
Well I got a lot when I got that gal of mine
And when I’m out a-workin’
She sits at home on her divanette
That’s that old fat gal of mine

This hard-time talk don't trouble me
I keep as happy as a honeybee
If things get rough and times get hard
I'll render my gal and sell the lard

Warm in the winter
Shady in the summertime
That's what I like about that fat gal of mine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiFrVIJj_PI