Ragged but Right lyrics
Saturday, October 11, 2008

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I'm here to tell you people
I'm a man among men
I've been in radio
Since Jesus was ten.
I was a friend of Marconi
I'm old as the hills
But I stay youthful
Thanks to Carter's Liver Pills.
I used to be quiet
Extremely mild
I was captured by Lutherans
When I was a child
But I came to your city
To have fun tonight.
And so far I'm doing all right.

I was brought up to
Be extremely polite.
Never ask nothing and stay out of sight
Which led me to radio
Where I made my mark
Telling stories
A voice in the dark.
But I became curious
And wanted to know
Who was out there tuned in to my show
So I came to the theater
And now I can see
A whole lot of nerds like me.

It's a beautiful life
And if you lose your way
There's always tomorrow
A beautiful day.
Beware of the Puritans,
Who carry the flag
Life's not a march,
Life is more like a rag.
A little syncopation
Cannot be beat
Don't stick with the othersv Cross over the street
It's a great country
As you may know
How about we do us a show?

Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

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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).

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