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Lyr Req: Fat Gal (Merle Travis)

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DARK AS A DUNGEON
I AM A PILGRIM
SIXTEEN TONS
SMOKE! SMOKE! SMOKE THAT CIGARETTE!
THAT'S ALL


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GUEST,wilco 48 12 May 05 - 02:52 PM
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Subject: She's warm in the winter time, shady wh
From: GUEST,wilco 48
Date: 12 May 05 - 02:52 PM

"She's warm in the wintertime, and shady when it's hot."
This is a song about a fellow's large girlfriend. Anyone got the rest of the lyrics?
Wilco in Tennessee


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Subject: Lyr Add: FAT GAL (Merle Travis)
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 12 May 05 - 03:02 PM

That's why I love that fat gal o' mine.

FAT GAL
(Merle Travis)

She keeps me warm in the Winter,
Chilly in the Summertime;
That's what I like about that fat gal of mine!

And when I see my landlord,
There's so much of her to hide behind;
You wouldn't pay rent if your time was spent like mine!

Now she's so sweet with the softest heart;
She's pretty soft around other parts,
And at night when I lay me down,
I don't need a piller when she's around.

Warm in the Winter,
Shady in the Summertime;
That's what I like about that fat gal of mine!

Now when she's tickled,
So much of her has the biggest time;
I tell all my jokes to that fat gal of mine.

She's never fickle;
You better put your name on the dotted line,
First time you meet with with a big fat gal like mine!

This hard-time talk don't trouble me;
I keep as happy as a honeybee;
If things get rough and times get hard,
I'll render my gal and sell the lard.

Warm in the Winter,
Shady in the Summertime;
That's what I like about that fat gal of mine!

Now she's my shelter in the time of storm;
I helter-skelter right under her arm.
She's a beauty if you look at her face,
And you shouldn't be a-lookin' any other place!

http://www.dimensionsmagazine.com/dimtext/kjn/lyrics/mtravis.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiFrVIJj_PI


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Subject: RE: She's warm in the winter time, (Fat Gal)
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 13 May 05 - 11:55 AM

Look for record by Steve James (Cicchetti). He has recorded a - um, bariant? - of this song. There's a verse about having to keep a piece of chalk when he starts hugging her; he marks how far he reached and moves to the mark and starts over -- and once he met a guy doing the same thing coming around from the other side!! Fun song. Tw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fat Gal (Merle Travis)
From: sawtooth sam
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 09:38 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fat Gal (Merle Travis)
From: Joe_F
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 05:02 PM

Cf. Fat Girls


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fat Gal (Merle Travis)
From: GUEST,Noel
Date: 18 Mar 12 - 06:23 AM

A little big rude, don't you think ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fat Gal (Merle Travis)
From: GUEST,Jeff S
Date: 07 Dec 23 - 04:50 PM

This song came out in 1947 when there wasn't much political correctness. Interesting, considering some radio stations wouldn't play one of his other songs because it had the word 'divorce' in it. This is the lyrics he uses on the original recording.

FAT GAL
(Merle Travis)

She keeps me warm in the winter
Shady in the summertime
That's what I like about that fat gal of mine
And when I see my landlord
There's so much of her to hide behind
You wouldn't pay rent if your time was spent like mine

Now she's so sweet with the softest heart
She's pretty soft around other parts
So at night when I lay me down
I don't need a pillow when she's around

Warm in the winter
Shady in the summertime
That's what I like about that fat gal of mine

Now when she's tickled
So much of her has the biggest time
I tell all my jokes to that fat gal of mine
She's never fickle
You better put your name on the dotted line
First time you meet with with a big fat gal like mine

She’s my shelter in a time of storm
I helter skelter right under her arm
She’s a beauty if you look at her face
And you shouldn’t be lookin’ any other place

Warm in the winter
Shady in the summertime
That's what I like about that fat gal of mine

She’s a bargain,
For the same old price look at all I get
Well I got a lot when I got that gal of mine
And when I’m out a-workin’
She sits at home on her divanette
That’s that old fat gal of mine

This hard-time talk don't trouble me
I keep as happy as a honeybee
If things get rough and times get hard
I'll render my gal and sell the lard

Warm in the winter
Shady in the summertime
That's what I like about that fat gal of mine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiFrVIJj_PI


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fat Gal (Merle Travis)
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 08 Dec 23 - 12:57 PM

great singer- first-rate guitarist- also liked a bit of chat around his songs- this one was a classic but of its time!!!- ie not recommended at a Spare Rib gathering... mind you, I read today of an angry woman who'd been given a beautifully wrapped present of slimming pills...   heyho


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fat Gal (Merle Travis)
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Dec 23 - 03:43 AM

(Merle Travis was also a noted songwriter, particularly imo his songs about coal mining which were based on close experience.
Why are there so many fat people in the west, it must be die and lack of exercise, it is causing strain on health services.
I would make them do one hours daily exercise, and not allow them to eat during daylight hours.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fat Gal (Merle Travis)
From: GUEST,Jk23
Date: 09 Dec 23 - 10:18 AM

He was for years opening act for Hank Thompson. Big splash when Tennessee Ernie Ford had a big hit with “Sixteen Tons” from his classic 1963 Songs of the Coal Mines record. Fundamental fingerpick guitarist.


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