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A No-Good Son-of-a-Gune

(Bob Nolan)

 

Sing Along with the Sons of the Pioneers

 

Oh here I come, (Here he comes.)

Takiní my time (Taking his time.

Heís a lazy, rambliní roviní gambliní no good son-of-a-gun.)

 

I donít like work and I never will Ė Heís a no-good son-of-a-gun

Iíd rather sleep and eat my fill -- Heís a no-good son-of-a-gun

So I got me a job with the cattle crew

And the boss said Son Iím gonna fire you

So I guess thatís just what heíll have to do -- Heís a no-good son-of-a-gun.

 

Oh here I come, (Here he comes.)

Just takiní my time (Taking his time.

Heís a lazy, rambliní roviní gambliní no good son-of-a-gun.)

 

My old hound dog has Buffalo fleas -- Heís a no-good son-of-a-gun

And the weight of them has bent his knees -- Heís a no-good son-of-a-gun

When heíd kill one, ten more would hatch

So I sold him off with his new-born batch,

ĎCuz he tired me out just a-watchiní him scratch -- Heís a no-good son-of-a-gun.

 

Oh here I come, (Here he comes.)

Just takiní my time (Taking his time.

Heís a lazy, rambliní roviní gambliní no good son-of-a-gun.)

 

Oh there must be some place I can go -- Heís a no-good son-of-a-gun

Where the rain donít fall and there ainít no snow -- Heís a no-good son-of-a-gun

Where the rooster wakes with a cock-a-doodle-do

And he says thereís lots of nothiní to do

And the whole darn crew is going to help me too too -- Heís a no-good son-of-a-gun.

 

Oh here I come, (Here he comes.)

Just takiní my time (Taking his time.

Heís a lazy, rambliní roviní gambliní no good son-of-a-gun.)

 

Have you ever seen a turtle crawl -- Heís a no-good son-of-a-gun

He just takes his time, no hurry at all -- Heís a no-good son-of-a-gun

Now, he lives for a hundred years but still

He does no work and he pays no bill

So why should I? -- I donít think I will. -- Heís a no-good son-of-a-gun.

 

Oh here I come, (Here he comes.)

Just takiní my time (Taking his time.

Heís a lazy, rambliní roviní gambliní no good son-of-a-gun.)

 

Now Iíve been tired since life begun -- Heís a no-good son-of-a-gun

I donít recall any work Iíve done -- Heís a no-good son-of-a-gun

So I think Iíll marry me a wealthy wife

And settle down away from strife

And sleep all the rest of my natural life -- Heís a no-good son-of-a-gun.

 

Oh here I come, (Here he comes.)

Just takiní my time (Taking his time.

Heís a lazy, rambliní roviní gambliní no good son-of-a-gun.)

 

Who me? (Yes, you.)

Well, I'm a no-good son-of-a-gun!

 

 

 

 

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