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Lyr Add: Greasy Coat

GUEST,cn 29 Dec 03 - 02:02 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 29 Dec 03 - 09:55 PM
Sorcha 29 Dec 03 - 10:23 PM
GUEST,Russ 29 Dec 03 - 11:21 PM
GUEST,Peewee 13 Oct 17 - 09:42 PM
GUEST,Peewee 13 Oct 17 - 09:46 PM
Joe_F 13 Oct 17 - 09:58 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: GREASY COAT
From: GUEST,cn
Date: 29 Dec 03 - 02:02 PM

Hi,
I was recently at a jam where Greasy Coat was played on the fiddle and I commented that I'd heard there were also words to this tune. So, I'm trying to find a reasonably accurate set of words for this tune for folks to sing, but haven't found any on the web. If anyone can correct, add to, or otherwise enhance what I've got so far, I'd be very grateful:

I don't drink and I don't smoke
And I don't go for the greasy coat.
I don't smoke and I don't chew
And I don't go for them that do.

When I ride my house to town,
I see that man in a greasy gown,
Preaching and praying and singing so fine.
I see that pastor abiding his time.

Children chase, never get no will.
It's better than taking a sleeping pill.
Staying awake is an awful fight,
But it sure builds up when it's late at night.

I eat my lunch with a greasy spoon.
I sweep it up with a greasy fru??.
Greasy pies and greasy meat,
They set with me on a greasy seat.

cn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lyrics help for Greay Coat
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 29 Dec 03 - 09:55 PM

Second line variants
And I don't wear no greasy coat.
And I don't mess with the greasy coat.
Given in Ceolas, The Fiddler's Companion.

It has been suggested that greasy coat refers to a Confederate soldiers greasy, well-worn coat. Any other ideas?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lyrics help for Greay Coat
From: Sorcha
Date: 29 Dec 03 - 10:23 PM

Nothing helpful found....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lyrics help for Greasy Coat
From: GUEST,Russ
Date: 29 Dec 03 - 11:21 PM

My WV sources say that a "greasy coat" is a condom.

I don't drink and I don't smoke
And I don't wear the greasy coat.
I don't smoke and I don't chew
And I don't go with the girls that do.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Greasy Coat
From: GUEST,Peewee
Date: 13 Oct 17 - 09:42 PM

Tell the preacher, tell the pope
I don't wear no greasy coat


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Greasy Coat
From: GUEST,Peewee
Date: 13 Oct 17 - 09:46 PM

oh Yeah this too:

I don't kiss, I don't tell
And all you sinners gonna go to hell


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Greasy Coat
From: Joe_F
Date: 13 Oct 17 - 09:58 PM

Rooty toot toot, rooty toot toot.
We are the boys of the Institue,
And we don't smoke, and we don't chew,
And we don't go with the girls who do.


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