Mudcat Café message #901458 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8513   Message #901458
Posted By: Jim Dixon
01-Mar-03 - 11:53 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Somebody Else, Not Me (from Dave Van Ronk
Subject: Lyr Add: SOMEBODY ELSE, NOT ME / WONDERFUL CHANCE
Lyrics copied from http://www.stephaniepiro.com/fc060.htm where it says the title is "A Wonderful Chance" and it was written by Bert Williams in the 1920's. Other sources say the song was written by "Hanley/MacDonald."

A WONDERFUL CHANCE

Great moments come to every man
Some situations where he can
Achieve such fame that folks acclaim
The very mention of his name.

A circus played our town one day
Three Bengal tigers got away.
The manager looked straight at me,
Said, here's your opportunity.

Somebody must get those cats,
But our tiger man is sick in bed,
So put on your hat and coat,
That is what the manager said.

The man that brings them back alive
A hero is gonna be,
It's a wonderful chance for somebody
Somebody else - not me!