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GUEST,Peter Lyr Req: You Ain't Talkin' to Me (Marshall/Brooks) (36) Lyr Add: YOU AIN'T TALKIN' TO ME (Highwoods String 30 Jun 18


Here is a version from The Highwoods String Band, very similar to other versions posted.

YOU AIN'T TALKIN' TO ME
As recorded by The Highwoods String Band on "Feed Your Babies Onions" (1994)

I went up to a lady's house to beg a bite to eat.
She fed me on some pork and beans and pie and coffee sweet.
She says: "Now Bill, I sure did feed you good.
Will you step out in my backyard and chop a stack of wood?"

(Oh) You ain't talkin' to me; you ain't talkin' to me.
I may be crazy and all like that, but I got good sense you see.
You ain't talkin' to me; you ain't talkin' to me.
You fed me good but I can't chop wood; you ain't talkin' to me.

(Oh) Me and my wife had ups and downs all through our married life.
She says to me one day: "Bill, let's stop this sorrow and strife."
We went upon the lake one evening just about dusk.
She says: "Now Bill, We'll drown ourselves. No one will grieve for us."

(Oh) You ain't talkin' to me; you ain't talkin' to me.
I may be crazy and all like that, but I got good sense you see.
You ain't talkin' to me; you ain't talkin' to me.
When the lake runs dry, it's time to die; you ain't talkin' to me.

Out hunting with my buddy Jake on a bright and sunny day,
I run into a big ol' bear and he would not go away.
Jake says: "He's powerful big. We'll need some help, its clear.
I'll run back and get the boys and you just keep him here."

(Oh) You ain't talkin' to me; you ain't talkin' to me.
I may be crazy and all like that, but I got the good sense you see.
You ain't talkin' to me; you ain't talkin' to me.
You hold the gun; I'd rather run. You ain't talkin' to me.


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