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Lyr Req: I Can't Get My Foot off the Rail (Ritter)

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Subject: Lyr Req: I Can't Get My Foot Off the Rail
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Aug 03 - 08:00 PM

I'm looking for the lyrics to this old Tex Ritter song from the mid 40's. It begins "I stepped in here just to say hello and have a friendly beer...". Any help would be very much appreciated.


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Subject: Lyr Add: I CAN'T GET MY FOOT OFF THE RAIL
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 12 Aug 03 - 02:10 AM

A real fun, tongue-twistin' ditty...
Ol' Tex did a bang-up job...

Few people really appreciated
his singing & story telling talent...

has a couple of good instrumental breaks also

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I CAN'T GET MY FOOT OFF THE RAIL
Recorded by Tex Ritter

I came in here just to say hello
And to have a friendly beer
But two led to four and four led to more
Now they're gone, but I'm still here

Been a-standing here at the bar all nght
A-quenchin' a fiery thirst
Had suds in my eyes with too many guys
Til I feel I'm a-gonna burst

I Can't Get My Foot Off The Rail, boys
I Can't Get My Foot Off The Rail
I can lift my beer right up to here
But I think I stripped a gear
'Cause I Can't Get My Foot Off The Rail

I drank up all of my hard-earned cash
Had a-plenty on the house
When it all began, I walked like a man
Now I'm left here like a mouse

You'd a-better send for the movin' van
You'd a-better get two or three
Then tell 'em to tear this rail outta here
And a-send it home with me, 'Cause-

I Can't Get My Foot Off The Rail, boys
I Can't Get My Foot Off The Rail
I can drink that corn from night till morn
And I could since I was born
But I Can't Get My Foot Off The Rail

Well I love to sing and I love to dance
I love my gamblin', too
But when I hear that they got no beer
Then I'll come home to you

They say that liquor is a terrible thing
You'll end up where it's hot
But that suits me 'cause I wanta be
With the only friends I got, Oh!-

I Can't Get My Foot Off The Rail, boys
I Can't Get My Foot Off The Rail
I can lift that rye up to my eye
But I think I'm gonna die
'Cause I Can't Get My Foot Off The Rail

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Can't Get My Foot Off the rail
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Aug 03 - 04:44 PM

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Can't Get My Foot off the Rail (Ritter)
From: GUEST,.Delmore Downs
Date: 09 Feb 17 - 06:35 AM

Tex is the man. Do ya know the chords


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