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Thread #48976   Message #738637
Posted By: Art Thieme
27-Jun-02 - 10:29 PM
Thread Name: 'Bully of the Town' - mystery word
Subject: RE: 'Bully of the Town' - mystery word
The words I used I got from Paul Clayton a long time ago...

Have you heard the tale 'bout the bully of the tow,
Every night I can be found,
Walkin' that leveearound all around,
I'm looking for the bully if the town.

Well, I come across that bully just about four o'clock,
He pulled his knife just to take my life--you should've heard my pistol talk,
I was lookin' for that bully of the town.

Chorus) Lookin' for that bully of the town, town, town, town,
Every night I can be found, found, found, found,
Walklin' that levee around, around,
Just lookin' for that bully of the town.

Now that bully is dead and gone and they called for the herse,
I shot him up so bad Stacker Lee Couldn't a shot him worse.
Yes lookin' for that bully of the town.

Lookin' for that bully of the town, town, town,
Every night I can be found,
Walking that levee round and 'round,
I was lookin' for that bully and I shot him down.

(might be more but that's all I used to do I think---plus the fun of finger-picking it 5 or 6 times within the song.)

Art Thieme