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Let Her Go (Buddy Wasisname)

Me mother used to smoke,
well she laughed and drank and joked,
Well, she might've reached a hundred
but was ninety when she died;
But me father did his best,
exercised and all the rest,
Took trouble with his water,
reached forty and expired!

So I'm leavin' all that heavin',
all that liftin' and all that wheezin',
All that pushin' and that squeeezin'
ain't no way to live your life!
Take the lumps and bumps, my Paddy,
let your belly turn to jelly.
Why live a life of misery
trying to add some time to life?

Cousin Ralphie had his health,
he had intelligence and wealth,
He should've got to ninety
but was snuffed at ninety one,
Jogging backwards down the road
with the Stones in his 'phones,
Enraptured by the harmony
from a dump truck B flat horn.

So I'm leavin' all that heavin',
all that liftin' and all that wheezin',
All that pushin' and that squeeezin'
ain't no way to live your life!
Take the lumps and bumps, my Paddy,
let your belly turn to jelly.
Why live a life of misery
trying to add some time to life?

My sister stays in shape
doin' squats and liftin' weights,
She can lift three hundred fifty pounds
and weighs almost as much!
She eats just like a horse,
and works as much of course,
Mostly flexin' muscles in
her jaws and cheeks and guts!

So I'm leavin' all that heavin',
all that liftin' and all that wheezin',
All that pushin' and that squeeezin'
ain't no way to live your life!
Take the lumps and bumps, my Paddy,
let your belly turn to jelly.
Why live a life of misery
trying to add some time to life?

####....Kevin Blackmore and Ray Johnson of Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers ....####

Recorded by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (The Big Tump, trk#3, 2000, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL).

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