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Thread #48976   Message #738305
Posted By: GUEST,Les B.
27-Jun-02 - 01:17 PM
Thread Name: 'Bully of the Town' - mystery word
Subject: RE: 'Bully of the Town' - mystery word
Mark - we were posting at the same time. See my reference above. Here's the words I sometimes sing. If you compare to the original, you'll see I edited pretty heavily.

Have you heard about that bully that's just come to town
He's out among the poor folks, just layin' their bodies down
I'm lookin' for that bully and he must be found

Now I'm a Tennessee rounder, and I simply don't allow
No red-eyed river roustabout with me to raise a row
I'm lookin' for that bully and I'll make him bow

CHORUS:
Well I've walked this levee round, round, round
Lookin' for that bully of the town, town, town
Well I've walked this levee round
Lookin' for that bully of the town

I'm a gonna take my razor, I'm a gonna cut him bad
It'll be the worstest cuttin' that bully ever had
I'm lookin' for that bully of the town
Well my razor was a flyin', his gun began to squawk
I lit upon that bully just like a sparrow hawk
And that bully was just dyin' to take a walk

CHORUS:

When I got through with bully, a doctor and a nurse
Weren't no good to bully, so they put him in a hearse
A cyclone couldn't have tore him up much worse
Now you never hear about that bully that treated folks so free
Go down upon the levee and his face you'll never see
There's only one boss bully here, that's me!

CHORUS: