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Tom Cat Blues (Ring-Tail Tom) I got an old tom cat When he steps out All the pussycats in the neighborhood They begin to shout "Here comes Ring Tail Tom He's boss around the town And if you got your heat turned up You better turn your damper down" Ring Tail Tom on a fence The old pussy cat on the ground Ring Tail Tom come off that fence And they went 'round and 'round Lord, he's quick on the trigger He's a natural born crack shot He got a new target every night And he sure does practice a lot He makes them roustabout He makes them roll their eyes They just can't resist my Ring Tail Tom No matter how hard they tries You better watch old Ring Tail Tom He's running around the town He won't have no pussy cats Come a-tomcattin' around Ring Tail Tom is the stuff He's always running around All the pussy cats in the neighborhood Can't get old Ring Tail Tom down He's always running around Just can't be satisfied He goes out every night With a new one by his side recorded by Cliff Carlisle, Tom Paley, Rooftop Singers SOF
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