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Thread #59147   Message #941647
Posted By: Jim Dixon
28-Apr-03 - 01:11 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: I'm the Boss (from Burl Ives)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old song search - I'm the boss?
I'M THE BOSS was written by Harlan Howard and recorded by Burl Ives, and it's on the Bear Family 5-CD set #15667 "Little Bitty Tear: The Nashville Years 1961-1965", 1994.

Here's my transcription of a sound sample from Yahoo! Music. It has a sort of calypso sound:

My woman and I we live in tranquillity.
Don't ask how to spell it. I'm not nobility.
I say men are smarter and my woman agrees.
What I cook for supper should be up to me.
(He's the boss.) There's no doubt of it.
(He's the boss.) And I'm proud of it.
I make the decisions and mine is the final one...