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Itís a Lie

(Bob Nolan)

 

Sing Along with the Sons of the Pioneers

 

In this following showcase for Pioneersí funnyman Pat Brady, the group, to his increasing frustration, counters his every statement. The Pioneersí part is indicated by the words in bold print.  

 

I never bragged but my temperímentís frightíniní,

Iím just a little bit wild.

Donít you listen to him.

I cut my teeth on a hunk of chain lightning,

Iím Mother Natureís problem child.

Itís a lie.  Itís the truth, so help me.

Itís a lie.  Itís a fact, says I.

Heís a tall tale spinner and a first class winner

And the thing he does best is lie.

 Says who? Says we.

 Itís the truth. Says who?

 Says me! It's a lie.

Oh, henís teeth.

 

I cleared the way through the Indian country,

I made Sittiní Bull stand.

Donít you listen to him.

I cut a club from a sycamore gum tree

Then played tag with Geronimoís band.

Itís a lie.  Itís the truth, so help me.

Itís a lie.  Itís a fact, says I.

Heís a tall tale spinner and a first class winner

And the thing he does best is lie.

 Says who? Says we.

 Itís the truth. Says who?

 Says me! It's a lie.

Aw, shuckins.

 

I led the troops at the Bunker Hill battle

And the charge of the light brigade.

Donít you listen to him.

They shot my horse but I took my saddle

And I finished on the back of a renegade.

Itís a lie.  Itís the truth, so help me.

Itís a lie.  Itís a fact, says I.

Heís a tall tale spinner and a first class winner 

And the thing he does best is lie.

 Says who? Says we.

 Itís the truth. Says who?

 Says me!

And the thing he does best is lie!

 

 

 

 

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For permission to record Bob Nolan's music, contact: The Songwriterís Guild of America