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Lyr/Chords Req: Bowlegs (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

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Subject: Head on Back to Bowlegs
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 02:06 AM

Wondering if anyone remembers this snippet of a song that's been running around in my head for about 25 years. Seems to me it concerned an Indian who was from a town in Canada called Bowlegs. When things got tough for him, he would

"Call in the dogs
Piss on the fire
and head on back to Bowlegs"

Thanks to gargoyle for reminding me about this one, in the New Members February 22 Thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Head on Back to Bowlegs
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 02:17 AM

check the discography of the nitty gritty dirt band.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Head on Back to Bowlegs
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 02:12 PM

Thanks for the tip.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BOWLEGS (Jeff Hanna)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 10:48 PM

Transcribed by me from the Live recording:


BOWLEGS
Jeff Hanna

Sometimes things don't work out, but that's how life is, son:
All them little miseries to keep you on the run.
One mornin' you may wake up with your face down in the eggs,
So just put out the fire, call in the dogs, an' head it on back to Bowlegs.
Y'all just put out the fire, call in the dogs, an' head it on back to Bowlegs.

Well, lots o' people in this world are tryin' to make a buck.
Some folks ride in a limousine while others drive them big ol' Peterbilt trucks.
Remember that ol' saying 'bout the round holes and square pegs,
An' just put out the fire, call in the dogs, an' head it on back to Bowlegs.
Well, just put out the fire, call in the dogs, an' head it on back to Bowlegs.

There's no use tryin' to be what you're not.
You run on a treadmill and you'll get tired a lot.
Why not take some advice from me,
Even though I ain't no McCartney? (Yeah, yeah, yeah.)

Well, the moral of this story escapes me at this time.
I've been too busy standin' up here just tryin' to make this shit rhyme.
I'm a crazy drunken fool. When I finish off this keg,
I'm gonna piss on the fire, call in the dogs, an' head it on back to Bowlegs.
Piss on the fire, call in the dogs, an' head it on back to Bowlegs.


[Recorded by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on "Dirt, Silver & Gold" and "Unbroken! Live"]


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Head on Back to Bowlegs
From: GUEST,999
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 06:14 PM

There's a Bowlegs, Oklahoma. Never heard of one in Canada.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Head on Back to Bowlegs
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 07:30 PM

Why thanks Jim. Its just as morally uplifting and joy-inspiring as I remember! I will have to learn to perform this for some select friends.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Head on Back to Bowlegs
From: Ref
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 08:21 PM

Thanks for digging up an old favorite. I believe the reference is to Oklahoma. This album also featured the chestnut "Jeff: I'm headin' down to the Jerome. They got a beer down there with my name on it. Jimmy: They got a beer named Jeff?"


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Head on Back to Bowlegs
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 08:30 PM

Ah yes, Aspen in the high old days when skiiers, debutantes, hippies, and cowboys scuffed the floor in the Hotel Jerome and danced the two-step at Little Nell's. Coulda got a little shack and a parcel o' land down valley for about 50K in them days. Shoulda. Any town with Hunter Thompson as it's Winterskjold Parade Marshall guaranteed you a passel o fun. Then came the Deluge...


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Head on Back to Bowlegs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Jan 10 - 07:16 PM

Bowlegs is in Seminole County, Oklahoma.

I can't find any other settlement with that name.

I don't see that Aspen has anything to do with it. Is that where you heard the song, LEJ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Head on Back to Bowlegs
From: Ref
Date: 17 Jan 10 - 08:17 PM

The song is about Bowlegs, OK, but the NGDB, at the time they did the album, were performing in Aspen and living in that area.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Head on Back to Bowlegs
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 18 Jan 10 - 10:29 AM

On the live recording of the NGDB I have, the song intro. refers specifically to Bowlegs Oklahoma. Incidentally, I've been singing this song for years.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Bowlegs (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 04:28 PM

Yhe song your speaking of is about Bowlegs Oklahoma south of Seminole about 10 miles or so.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Bowlegs (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
From: GUEST,Heather
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 12:14 PM

I am just learning to play the guitar---I would really like to know the chords for this song. Can anyone help me out?


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: BOWLEGS (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
From: GUEST,jplyan
Date: 26 Mar 10 - 10:14 AM

BOWLEGS
Jeff Hanna

D                                    G                   D
Sometimes things don't work out, but that's how life is, son:
                            E               A
All them little miseries to keep you on the run.
    D               D7                G                E
One mornin' you may wake up with your face down in the eggs,
       D                A                     G
So just put out the fire, call in the dogs, an' head it on back to
D
Bowlegs.
                            A                     G
Y'all just put out the fire, call in the dogs, an' head it on back
   D
to Bowlegs.

                                       G                D
Well, lots o' people in this world are tryin' to make a buck.
                                     E
Some folks ride in a limousine while others drive them big ol'
A
Peterbilt trucks.
D               D7               G                      E
Remember that ol' saying 'bout the round holes and square pegs,
         D                A                     G
An' just put out the fire, call in the dogs, an' head it on back to
D
Bowlegs.
                            A                     G
Well, just put out the fire, call in the dogs, an' head it on back
   D
to Bowlegs.

*** LEAD D-G-D-A-D-Db-B-A
                                        D-Db-B-A
There's no use tryin' to be what you're not.
                                     D          E-Gb-G
You run on a treadmill and you'll get tired a lot.
                              D-Db-A-G
Why not take some advice from me,
Gb            Em         A       D-A
Even though I ain't no McCartney? (Yeah, yeah, yeah.)
          D                     G                D
Well, the moral of this story escapes me at this time.
                                        E
I've been too busy standin' up here just tryin' to make this shit
A
rhyme.
      D             D7          G               E
I'm a crazy drunken fool. When I finish off this keg,
          D                A                     G
I'm gonna piss on the fire, call in the dogs, an' head it on back to
D
Bowlegs.
                  A                     G                  D
Piss on the fire, call in the dogs, an' head it on back to Bowlegs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Bowlegs (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
From: GUEST,not in iTunes
Date: 02 Aug 10 - 11:54 PM

hi. anyone know why this is not on iTunes, or where i can get a quick mp3?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Bowlegs (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 10:02 AM

Don't know where to find the song but I can take to the town. I grew up in bowlegs. Graduated and raised my kids there!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Bowlegs (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Oct 12 - 10:58 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Bowlegs (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Nov 12 - 06:43 PM

Bowlegs is a town in Oklahoma...the phrase piss on the fire.....etc. is a statement to when all else is done..we're gonna piss on the fire,call in the dogs and head on back to Bowlegs


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Bowlegs (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Oct 13 - 10:40 PM

fyi... more ngdb songs are not available than are!


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