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Lyr Req: Presbyterian Boy (Tom Paxton)

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BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY
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Subject: Lyr Req: Presbyterian Boy
From: Yang Meng
Date: 29 Oct 04 - 11:15 PM

Anyone have lyrics to Tom Paxton's "Presbyterian Boy" they would be willing to share?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Presbyterian Boy
From: Peace
Date: 30 Oct 04 - 08:52 PM

I looked and can't find, Yang. Sorry.


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Subject: ADD: Presbyterian Boy (Paxton)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Oct 04 - 02:49 AM

Boy, Paxton's diction isn't very good on this one. It was a bear to transcribe.
-Joe Offer-

Presbyterian Boy
(Tom Paxton)

I've been drinkin' a little too much
I've been accused of losin' my touch
And if you're goin' to be totally honest,
I've been going crunch to crush (???)
Mama's pride and joy,another Presbyterian boy,
Out in the wide, wide world
Out on a limb.

I been makin' some silly mistakes,
I've been blowin' some pretty good breaks,
And if you wanna hear all there is,
I'm a-wondering' what in the world it takes
Mama's pride and joy,another Presbyterian boy,
Out in the wide, wide world
Out on a limb.
Out in the wide, wide world
Out on a limb.

Oh, Lord, I get the feelin'
Sittin' here spinnin' my wheels,
Gettin' nowhere at all in record time.
And just in case you wonder how the situation heals (?)
Just nickel and dime, only nickel and dime.

I've been lettin' it slip away,
Losin' it day by day,
Now all my friends are shakin' their heads,
And wonderin' what in the world to say,
Mama's pride and joy, another Presbyterian boy,
Out in the wide, wide world
Out on a limb.
Out in the wide, wide world
Out on a limb.

Oh, Lord, I got the feelin'
I'm sittin' here spinnin' my wheels,
Gettin' nowhere at all in record time.
And just in case you wonder how the situation heals (?)
Just nickel and dime, only nickel and dime.

I've been lettin' it slip away,
Losin' it day by day,
And and all my friends are shakin' their heads,
And wonderin' what in the world to say,
You're Mama's pride and joy,another Presbyterian boy,
Out in the wide, wide world
Out on a limb.
Out in the wide, wide world
Out on a limb.

Transcribed by ear from Paxton's The Best of the Vanguard Years. The CD booklet doesn't have lyrics. The track is from the 1978 album, Heroes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Presbyterian Boy (Tom Paxton)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 10:10 PM

That's crutch to crutch
also
how the situation feels


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Presbyterian Boy (Tom Paxton)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 10:12 PM

Oh, and it's "Wondering what in the world to say
TO a mama's pride and joy"
Paxton almost always makes sense!!!


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