Necktie

There was a naked man standing in an alley
And he weren’t wearing no clothes
A naked man was standing in an alley
And he weren’t wearing (E7) no clothes
He said (B7), all I need I do believe
Is a (A) pair of black dress (E7) shoes
(That’s all a naked man really needs)

There was a red light lady on the corner
Look like the richest woman in the world
A red light lady was standing on the corner
Looking like the richest woman in the world
She had a fine fur coat upon her back
And a string of cultured pearls
(Cultured pearls is the kind that sips tea and reads lots of poetry)

There was a man found hanging in a jail cell
And they said it was suicide
A man was found hanging in a jail cell
And they told me it was suicide
Now you can blame the social system
But I still say it was his necktie

Necktie

(E7) Now when I die won’t you bury me
In a pair of black dress shoes
Put (A) a fine fur coat upon my back
Put a string of cultured (E) pearls too
St P (A) eter will be so proud to have a woman like me
Come and see him (E) when I die
And you know that they (B7) won’t keep me out of them Pearly Gates
‘Cause I’ll be (A) sure to wear (E) my necktie

Texas Campfire Tapes (Cooking Vinyl 1987) / Texas Campfire Takes (Mighty Sound 2003)

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