Monday, July 7, 2014

BIG AL's JOVIAL JUKEBOX #29: "Gimme Some" by TEX RITTER, 1964



Albie's Note:  This novelty song was a minor C and W chart hit for legendary cowboy singer Tex Ritter in 1964, the year I was born.  It's a goofy, gloriously honest look at fleshly temptation and man's struggles therewith.  The background chorus just kills me!  Heh heh...

I am amazed this wasn't a bigger hit for ol' Tex.  Enjoy:


 
 
Beer and whiskey, whiskey and beer,
Makes your head start aching, makes your eyes unclear;
Makes you waste your money, turns you blind and dumb.
Gimme some.

Strong tobacco, cigarette smoke,
What a dirty habit, makes you nearly choke!
Fills your lungs with poison, makes your brain go
numb.
Gimme some.
 
[CHORUS]
Will I ever get smart? I doubt it.
Tell me something's bad and I can't live without it.

Pretty women, blue-eyed or brown,
How they drive you crazy, how they drag you down;
Soon they're fat and happy, you're a worn-out bum.
Gimme some,
Gimme some.

Bread and gravy, chicken chow mein,
Too much fancy eating only brings you pain,
Doctor says "Hold on there, not another crumb!"
Gimme some.

Dice and poker, blackjack and dice,
Start to win a little, get to feelin' nice!
Bet it all and roll 'em, "Snake eyes, sorry, chum."
Gimme some.

Will I ever get smart? I doubt it.
Tell me something's bad and I can't live without it.

Pretty women, blue-eyed or brown,
How they drive you crazy, how they drag you down;
Soon they're fat and happy, you're a worn-out bum.
Gimme some,
Gimme some.
Gimme some.
Gimme some.
 

PEACE


5 comments:

Oscar said...

I sure don't remember hearing that one before, but I really enjoyed it.
I wasn't quite as bad as that, but I had my fun. Oh, go ahead and Gimme some!

Neil Waring said...

I wasn't much of a country music fan when this came out, I was in high school and more into rock-n-roll.
If I would have heard it I would have liked it, still funny all these years later.

Oscar said...

I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, Albie.

Albie The Good said...

NEIL AND OSCAR: Thanks for commentin'

and thanks for the nomination, Oscar :)

Chris Maziarski said...

During the summer of 1964, I was an army cadet (Royal Canadian Army Cadets) and spent 7 weeks on a communicator course at an army base (i.e., Camp Picton) in Prince Edward County, Ontario. One of my roommates had a radio that picked up a C&W station from somewhere across Lake Ontario in New York state that played this song several times every day. It soon became our favourite. And, something hard to forget.
I have tried to get a copy of Tex's recording. So far, no luck.