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​Ladies Of Laredo

This song is by The Rubettes and appears on the album Baby I Know (1976).

Luke was cool and dendy, and though he didn't oughta
Luke was heavy handed, with his moonshine and firewater
And all those ladies loved him they would not let him be
When they got him drinking, why he was awful free, yeah

And all those ladies of Laredo loved him,
And all the friends of the ladies them too,
I wonder what the menfolk, belonging to the
Ladies of Laredo would do, if they knew

Luke was just a good guy, trying not to cheat,
But the more he tried to put them off,
The more they thought him sweet,
And so he took to drinking, and as I previously said
With his mind half numb and blind, he took the town to bed

And all those ladies of Laredo loved him
And all the friends of the ladies them too
I wonder what the menfolk belonging to the
Ladies of Laredo would do, if they knew

Luke he grew his hair long,
And he never shaved
Trying to be, he never bathed

Then in desperation he hid himself, down a well
But all thoes naughty women found him there
Attracted by the smell

And all thoes ladies of Laredo loved him
And all the friends of the ladies them too
I wonder what the menfolk, belonging to the
Ladies of Laredo would do, if they knew

Jake was mean and had a wife as cruel as can be
Who Luke had spurned because he learned how mean
Old Jake could be

So she told old Jake to go down to the bar
And fetch back Luke's head in an old whiskey jar
Word got round town and just like a parade
All the women came, they came out to Luke's aid
Oh, they strung up old Jake, and they carried Luke high
The last words Luke said was: "What a way to die!"

And all the ladies of Laredo loved him
And all the friends of the ladies them too
I wonder what the menfolk, belonging to the
Ladies of Laredo would do, now they knew.