The Wild West is Where I Want to Be SOURCE: Bob Pfeffer SOURCE'S SOURCE: Tom Lehrer, Too Many Songs by Tom Lehrer (Pantheon, 1981) D Along the trail you'll find me lopin' G D Where the spaces are wide open, D E A In the land of the old AEC (DOE, NRC, ERDA?) D Where the scenery's attractive, G And the air is radioactive, A7 D Oh, the wild west is where I want to be. 'Mid the sagebrush and the cactus I will watch the fellers practice Droppin' bombs through the clean desert breeze. I will have on my sombrero And of course I'll wear a pair o' Levis over my lead BVD's G INTERLUDE: I will leave the city's rush, D Leave the fancy and the plush, A7 Leave the snow and leave the slush D D7 And the crowds. G(E+3 g(e+3 I will seek the desert's hush, D Where the scenery is lush, E How I long to see the mush- A A7 Room clouds "Mid the yuccas and the thistles I will watch the guided missiles, While the old FBI watches me. Yes, I'll soon make my appearance (Soon as I can get my clearance), 'Cause the wild west is where I want to be. Copyright Tom Lehrer RPf
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