This is the version of the Bully of the town that I learned back in the 1930s and it was played by all the bands at the local barn dances,Grange halls or country schools and it fits a fiddle guitar banjo mandolin piano or voice and it is also a good dance tune.
Now there's a certain fellow hanging around this town
He thinks he is the toughest guy that ever came around>br> They've got him branded as the bully of the town.
Well tonight I'm walking around the town
Looking for that baby all around
I'm turning this town upside down
I'm looking for that bully of the town.
He walks into a juice joint and lays his money down
He orders up a drink or two and pushes folks around
And says I'm known as the bully of the town
He has a reputation and brother how he struts
But if I run into him tonight,he's going to need some guts
Cause I'm looking for the bully of the town
Now I don't pick on no one and I don't need to brag
But I'll bet when I get through he'll be a bully rag
I'm looking for the bully of the town