"Papa Gene's Blues" as written by and Michael Nesmith....
No heartaches felt no longer lonely
Nights of waiting finally won me
Happiness that's all rolled up in you

And now with you as inspiration
I look toward a destination
Sunny bright that once before was blue

I have no more than I did before
But now I've got all that I need
For I love you and I know you love me

So take my hand I'll start my journey
Free from all the helpless worry
That besets a man when he's alone

For strength is mine when we're together
And with you I know I'll never
Have to pass the high road for the low

I have no more than I did before
But now I've got all that I need
For I love you and I know you love me

Play, magic fingers
Eee haa
Oh, pick up losers

I have no more than I did before
But now I've got all that I need
For I love you and I know you love me

Yes, I love you and I know you love me


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"Papa Gene's Blues" as written by Michael Nesmith

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    General Commenthe's one of those codependents who doesn't know who he is unless he's in a relationship
    tennisluvr71on August 29, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis is not one of the group's better-known efforts, but it's one of my most favoritest songs. Even though it's kinda cheesy in the way it's performed and is very bluegrassy, I think it's one of the sweetest, happiest songs I've ever heard. I plan on having it played at all of my weddings.
    smellykellyjayon August 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing!!! :)
    Soldier_of_Funkon February 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's "Pick it, Luther" not "Pick up, losers."

    It was a reference to Johnny Cash's lead guitarist Luther Perkins.
    mothballlon November 02, 2016   Link

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