Bardentreff Blaubeuren 2021
Session with Mandy Strobel, John Donarsky and Annette
Singen beim Warnstreik der IG BAU 2019 vor dem Werkstor bei Heidelbergzement Schelklingen
Beim Sommerfest der Freidenker 2017
CWF Koetz- An evening in August

He shouldn’t-a, hadn’t-a, oughtn’t-a swang on me

He sleeps out there, out where the coyotes wail
The reason he aint at the bar with the boys
Makes quite a dismal tale ...

He shouldnt-a, hadnt-a, oughtnt-a swang on me
He oughtnt-a, shouldnt-a, hadnt-a, no, siree
You dont get many callers
Sleeping on the lone prairie
But he shouldnt-a, hadnt-a, oughtnt-a swang on me.

Way out West we're wild and wooly,
in order to explain it fully:
We're tall grown, all grown,
All the men are hairy-chested
And all the women, double-breasted
We're lady-like until molested,
And then we're on our own!

He shouldnt-a, hadnt-a, oughtnt-a swang on me.
He oughtn't-a shouldn't-a hadn't-a felt so free,
His wife gets the the insurance,
And I'm sorry as can be,
But he shouldnt-a, hadnt-a, oughtnt-a swang on me.

This here job is mighty tryin',
at times the room gits fairly flyin'
With high-balls, eye-balls;
One got killed, somebody got 'im,
tore up the joint from top to bottom
I think I was the one that shot 'im
as near as I recall.

He shouldnt-a, hadnt-a, oughtnt-a swang on me.
He massacred eight or nine men at the "Lazy B"
He then took on the sheriff, and the sheriff's deputy,
But he shouldnt-a, hadnt-a, oughtnt-a swang on me.

All you boys remember Harry
The wrangler I was set to marry
A long man, strong man
One night he yells "I'm from Texas! ...
And socks me in my solar plexus.
Well having normal, good reflexes,
I knocked him on his can!

He shouldnt-a, hadnt-a, oughtnt-a blacked my eye.
Im really a lovable, peaceable kind of guy.
I wouldnt scare a rabbit and I couldnt harm a flea,
But he shouldnt-a, hadnt-a, oughtnt-a swang on me.

If this story has a moral,
It's: When youre looking for a quarrel or
show down; Slow down.
If by now, you havent mastered
The gentle art of getting plastered,
You're just a Low-Down, you ain't mastered
The motto of our town!

You shouldnt-a, hadnt-a, oughtnt-a start no fight
Our burying grounds are a most impressive sight!
The message on them tombstones is as simple as can be:
He shouldnt-a, hadnt-a, oughtnt-a swang on me
He shouldnt-a, hadnt-a, oughtnt-a swang on me.

 

Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Dorothy Previne

 

Thanks to Brenda Hayward for correcting the lyrics of this song.  :-)

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