My Rough and Rowdy Ways SOURCE: Bob Pfeffer SOURCE'S SOURCE: Jimmy Rodgers, My Rough and Rowdy Ways (RCA LPM-2112) TEXT: D G D For years and years I rambled, drank my wines and gambled G D A7 D But one day I thought I'd settle down D D7 G D I met a perfect lady; she said she'd be my baby E A A7 We built a cottage in the old home town D A7 D yodel ay-hee o, a-lay-hee ay, a-lay-hee. D D7 A D CHORUS: But somehow I can't forget my good old rambling days E A A7 The railroad trains are calling me always D D7 I may be rough, I may be wild G G7 I may be tough and counted vile D A D But I can't give up my good old rough and rowdy ways D A D yodel ay-hee, I-hee, olay-hee. Sometimes I meet a bounder who knew me when I was a rounder He grabs my hand and says, "Boy, have a drink." We go down to the poolroom, get in the game and then soon The daylight comes before I've had a wink. yodel ay-hee o, d'lay-hee o, d'lay-hee, I-hee olay.... yodel ay-hee odle ay-hee yodel ay-hee odle ay-hee yodel ay-hee I-hee olay-hee RPf
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