Well, when you're down on your luck
and you ain't got a buck,
in London you're a goner.
Even London Bridge has fallen down
and moved to Arizona;
now I know why.
And I'll substantiate the rumor
that the English sense of humor
is drier than the Texas sand.
You can put up your dukes,
and you can bet your boots,
that I'm leavin' just as fast as I can.

I want to go home with the armadillo.
Good country music from Amarillo and Abilene.
The friendliest people and the prettiest women
you've ever seen.

Well it's cold over here and I swear,
I wish they'd turn the heat on.
And where in the world is that English girl,
I promised I would meet on the third floor?
And of the whole damn lot, the only friend I got,
is a smoke and a cheap guitar.
My mind keeps roamin', my heart keeps longin'
to be home in a Texas bar.


Well, I decided that I'd get my cowboy hat
and go down to Marble Arch Station.
'Cause when a Texan fancies
he'll take his chances,
chances will be taken - that's for sure.
And them Limey eyes, they were eyein' the prize
that some people call manly footwear.
They said you're from down South,
and when you open your mouth,
you always seem to put your foot there.


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    General CommentGary P. Nunn is country's Noel Coward when it comes to witty songwriting, as you can see from this song.

    Either he does his research or he's been to England, as you can tell from the second verse:

    "...and where in the world is that English girl
    I promised that I'd meet on the third floor?"

    is exactly what would happen to an average American guy in England, because the English call what we call the "first floor" the "ground floor", what we call the "second floor" the "first floor", and so on, so that English girl is probably right over his head wondering the same thing about him.

    A gem of a song. Well done, sir!
    jejones3141on June 04, 2017   Link

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