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Pistol Packin’ Mama – Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters with Vic Schoen – Decca Records 23277


[instrumental] BING:
Lay that pistol down, babe,
lay that pistol down. Pistol packin’ mama,
lay that pistol down. Oh, drinkin’ beer in a cabaret,
was I having fun! Until one night she caught me right;
now I’m on the run! ANDREWS SISTERS:
Oh, lay that pistol down, babe,
lay that pistol down. Pistol packin’ mama,
lay that pistol down. PATTY:
Oh, I’ll see you every night, Bing,
and I’ll woo you every day. I’ll be your regular mama
and I’ll put that gun away. BING:
Oh, lay that pistol down, babe,
lay that pistol down. Pistol packin’ mama,
lay that thing down before it goes off
and hurts somebody. Oh, she kicked out my windshield
and she hit me over the head. She cussed and cried and said I lied.
And she wished that I was dead. ANDREWS SISTERS:
Oh, lay that pistol down, babe,
lay that pistol down. Pistol packin’ mama,
lay that pistol down. We’re three tough gals,
from deep down Texas way. We got no pals,
they don’t like the way we play. We’re a rough rootin’ tootin’ shootin’ trio,
but you ought to see my sister, Cleo. She’s a terror, make no error.
But there ain’t no lassie fairer. Here’s what we tell her: BING:
Now, lay that pistol down, babe,
lay that pistol down. Pistol packin’ mama,
lay that pistol down. [instrumental] ANDREWS SISTERS:
Pappy made a batch of corn,
the revenuers came. The draw was slow,
so now they know: “You can’t do that to maim!” TOGETHER:
Oh, lay that pistol down, babe,
lay that pistol down. Pistol packin’ mama,
lay that pistol down. BING:
Oh, singin’ songs in a caberet,
was I havin’ fun!
ANDREWS SISTERS:
[scatting] BING:
‘Til one night, it didn’t seem right,
now I’m on the run!
ANDREWS SISTERS:
[scatting] TOGETHER:
Oh, lay that pistol down, babe,
lay that… pistol down. Pistol packin’ mama, lay…that…pistol… BING:
dowwwwn. ANDREWS SISTERS:
Ohhhh! TOGETHER:
Pistol packin’ mama! Lay, that, pistol, down!

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