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Don't Expect Me Home in the Morning

(Bob Nolan)

 

Sing Along with Dave Bourne

 

There was a time when I’d weep and cry,

Everything worried me.

I looked at myself to find out why

But there was nothing wrong with me

 

So I’m puttin’ on a great big new sombrero,

Goin’ on a roootin’ tootin’ tear, oh,

Don’t expect me home in the morning.

I’m puttin’ on a pair of boots that shine, oh,

Gonna have a high-falutin’ time, oh,

Don’t expect me home in the morning.

So hurry up, Dan, my sweetheart’s waitin’,

Get along, Dan, there’s time a-wastin’,

Hurry up, get along today and, say,

I’m puttin’ on a shirt with a nice clean collar,

Gonna throw a whing ding, whoop and holler,

Don’t expect me home in the morning!

 

Sometimes I think I will settle down,

Find me a blue-eyed gal

And live like a king in a high-toned town

But then again, that ain’t so swell.

 

So I’m putting on a brand new bright bandanna,

Goin’ into town to see Suzanna,

Don’t expect me home in the morning.

Tryin’ to comb my hair but I can’t quite do it,

Tryin’ to get the mirror but I can’t get to it,

Don’t expect me home in the morning.

So hurry up, Dan, my sweetheart’s waitin’,

Get along, Dan, there’s time a-wastin’,

Hurry up, get along today, and say,

I wonder if the gal in the bright blue bonnet

Would like a new hat with a bouquet on it?

Don’t expect me home in the morning!

 

(Demo performed by Dave Bourne.)

 

 

 

 

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