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Wells Fargo

This song is by Babe Ruth and appears on the album First Base (1972) and on the compilation A Breath of Fresh Air - A Harvest Records Anthology 1969 - 1974 (2007).

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Jake ridin' shotgun the whole of his days
Headin' for the Mexican border
Shotgun movin' to the rhythm of the range
Just to help him keep law and order
Sits right back just a-takin' it easy
Drinks a shot o' whisky and it makes him mighty wheezy
He coughed hard once, he coughed hard twice
Neglectin' keeping watch, don't mind the sheriff's advice

Runnin' over land to the Rio Grande now

Shot rang down from the rocks up above and bore Jake to his feet
His pants fell down and actin' like a clown
The bullets had him dancin' to a rock 'n roll beat
Big Jake did the boogaloo too, got lucky, he cried like a drunk
His aspirations ain't no more to you, and that's the way it is

Runnin' over land to the Rio Grande now

Stage gotten in to the centre of town
And Jake gotta have himself a drink
He got to the bar and what he found
Any self-respectin' folk would hate to think
Ella-May was dancin' to the sound of the blues
Her belly must be wobblin' right down to her shoes
It's a-groovin' on the sidewalk, just don't get too near
'Cause you're gonna get knocked over by a belly full o' beer

Runnin' over land to the Rio Grande
Take the law in hand to the Rio Grande now

Written by:

Alan Shacklock Wikipedia16

Produced by:

Alan Shacklock

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