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Bald Headed Baby

Page history last edited by PBworks 13 years, 3 months ago

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Bald Headed Baby  

 

Written: 1970

Writers: David Jenneson, Alan Hovden

Status: Unrecorded and unpublished

Genre and Style: Irreverent Northern Bluegrass

Comments: Dave: This song was a mainstay of the original Burner stage list. Inspired by our jug band roots it had a wild, frantic feel and never failed to get people dancing. It was written in a time when it was still politically correct for a young man to complain about being lumbered down with a surprise offspring. If any song ever badly needed a banjo, this is it.

Comments: Al: I remember getting hand cramps everytime I had to play this song (which was often).

 

 

I was a young man

So feather green

Gonna do things you ain’t never seen

I had an old truck

With a boot in the tire

I’m gonna set the world on fire

 

But now I’m mad and I don’t mean maybe

Went and done got myself this bald headed baby

I’m running round like a hound with the rabies

Since I done got myself this bald headed baby

 

Why is the night so long?

I see something must have gone wrong

I don’t see

No reason for your mirth

I didn’t know I was flirting with birth

 

But now I’m mad and I don’t mean maybe

Went and done got myself this bald headed baby

I’m running round like a hound with the rabies

Since I done got myself this bald headed baby.

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