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I Gotta Find A Woman With A Chainsaw (Peter Krug) video
#1839: YouTube video by JParton3rd ©2011
~ Used with permission ~

I woke up this mornin' frozen nearly dead,
Was so damn cold I couldn't get out of bed;
As I lay there shiverin' as cold as can be,
Suddenly this revelation occurred to me.

I gotta find a woman with a chainsaw,
To spend the winter with me;
If I could find a woman with a chainsaw,
Then all night long I would stoke her fire,
Yes indeed.

I put an ad down at the Co-op,
a notice on The Stump,
I don't care if she's skinny,
I don't care if she's plump;
I don't care if she's pretty
or ugly as sin,
If she's got a chainsaw
she can move right in.

I gotta find a woman with a chainsaw,
To spend the winter with me;
If I could find a woman with a chainsaw,
Then all night long I would stoke her fire,
Yes indeed.

Oh, you big city women
in your Calvin Klein clothes,
Ain't much good when
the ground gets froze;
I need a tough country mama,
to help me chop my wood,
And when I find her,
I'm gonna treat her good.

I gotta find a woman with a chainsaw,
To spend the winter with me;
If I could find a woman with a chainsaw,
Then all night long I would stoke her fire,
Yes indeed.

I'd treat her sweet and gentle,
and we would never fight,
If she went out with someone else
I wouldn't get uptight;
She can just do her thing,
and I can do just mine,
And she and me and that machine
we'd get along just fine.

I gotta find a woman with a chainsaw,
To spend the winter with me;
If I could find a woman with a chainsaw,
Then all night long I would stoke her fire,
Yes indeed.

I've got a cabin in the mountains,
a Chevy pick-up truck,
With stereo and 4-wheel drive
to pull us through the muck;
I've got a bushel of soy beans,
a whole barrel of brown rice,
And a couple cords of firewood
would make it all so very nice.

I gotta find a woman with a chainsaw,
To spend the winter with me;
If I could find a woman with a chainsaw,
Then all night long I would stoke her fire,
Yes indeed.

####.... Peter Krug [b.1943] of Guerneville, California, 1976, with a minor change by Sue Trainor (to pull us through the muck) ....####
Note from Peter Krug in Mudcat.org:
"I wrote Chainsaw in the fall of 1976 while cutting firewood with a borrowed chainsaw and brooding over the prospect of being single and facing a cold, soggy winter. As I sawed away the two unrelated things merged into a song. I thought it'd be a fun little ditty to sing at parties, but it got away from me."

The Stump is a local underground paper.


The video above features a live performance of a variant by Bruce Victor of Larkspur, California, with some guitar-playing friends entertaining at a birthday party for a friend. Bruce S Victor is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco; he also maintains a private practice in San Francisco. He is the founder of the Acoustic Vortex house concert series to which his living room continues to be dedicated.


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