Mummer's Strut lyrics
Saturday, January 27, 2007

I'm here to tell you people
I'm happy tonight
I'm in Philadephia
I'm doing all right.
I've got beautiful women
To give me a squeeze
I've got a steak sandwich
With American cheese.
Got a hot pretzel
And a Hoagie's a must
With spicy salami
And a nice crispy crust
I'll head for the South Side
There's poker tonight.
I tell you folks, I'm doing all right.

I was brought up to
work hard every day.
Eight hours of labor for eight hours of pay.
Got no time for high-hats
In their limousines
Wearing their fifty-dollar pre-distressed jeans
A glass of whiskey
In a south Philly joint
And deal me some cribbage
At a penny a point.
I'm feeling majestic
And graceful and light.
I'm in Philly and I'm doing all right.

Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

Available now»

American Public Media © |   Terms and Conditions   |   Privacy Policy