Along came Jones    (video)

 

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1. I plopped down in my easy chair and turned on Channel 2,

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    a bad gunslinger name of Salty Sam was chasin' poor Sweet Sue.

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    He trapped her in the old sawmill and said with an evil laugh :

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    "If you don't give me the deed to your ranch, I'll saw you all in half !"

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    And then he grabbed her!  And then ?!

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    He tied her up!  And then ?!

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    He turned on the bandsaw!  And then ?! And then ?!

 

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Ah ah!  And then along came Jones, tall thin Jones,

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slow-walking Jones, slow-talkin' Jones,

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along came long, lean, lanky Jones.

 

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2. Commercial came on, so I got up to get myself a snack,

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    you should've seen what was goin' on by the time that I got back !

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    Down in the old, abandoned mine, Sweet Sue was a-havin' fits,

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    that villain said, "Give me the deed to your ranch

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    or I'll blow you all to bits !"

 

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    And then he grabbed her!  And then ?!

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    He tied her up!  And then ?!

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    He lit the fuse to the dynamite!  And then ?! And then ?!

 

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Ah ah!  And then along came Jones, tall thin Jones,

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slow-walking Jones, slow-talkin' Jones,

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along came long, lean, lanky Jones.

 

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3. I got so bugged I turned it off and turned on another show,

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    but there was the same old shoot-'em-up and the same old rodeo.

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    Salty Sam was tryin' to stuff Sweet Sue in a burlap sack,

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    he said, "If you don't give me the deed to your ranch,

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    I'll throw you on the railroad tracks !"

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    And then he grabbed her!  And then ?!  He tied her up!  And then ?!

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    He threw her on the railroad track! And then ?!

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    A train started comin'!  And then ?! And then ?!

 

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Ah ah!  And then along came Jones, tall thin Jones,

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slow-walking Jones, slow-talkin' Jones,

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along came long, lean, lanky Jones.

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Along came long, lean, lanky Jones.

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Along came long, lean, lanky Jones.

 

    (Ray Stevens)