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Origins: Fat Gal (Merle Travis)

30 May 07 - 11:00 AM (#2064043)
Subject: Origins: She warm wintertime, shady wn its hot
From: wilco

Here's another lyric that we apparently stole from somewhere.

I love that big old gal of mine.
I love her quite a lot.
She's warm in the wintertime,
and shady when it's hot.

Where did it come from?


30 May 07 - 11:15 AM (#2064061)
Subject: RE: Origins: She warm wintertime, shady wn its hot
From: Lonesome EJ

Merle Travis' Fat Gal.


30 May 07 - 05:47 PM (#2064377)
Subject: RE: Origins: She warm wintertime, shady wn its hot
From: Inukshuk

Or perhaps this gem from the forties by Johnny Bond.

She keeps me warm in the winter, shady in the summer time
That's what I like about that fat gal of mine;
And when I see my landlord she's got so much behind that I can hide behind
You don't pay rent when your time is spent like mine.
She's so sweet with the softest heart. She's pretty soft around her other parts;
And at night when I lay me down I don't need a pillow when she's around
Warm in the winter; shady in the summer time
That's what I like about that fat gal of mine.

When she's laughing there's so much of her to have a real good time
I tell all my jokes to that fat gal of mine
She's never fickle; you'd better sign right on the dotted line
The first chance you get with a good fat gal like mine.
Hard luck talk don't bother me; I'm as happy as a honey bee;
If things get tough and times get hard I could render that gal and sell the lard
Warm in the winter; shady in the summer time
That's what I like about that fat gal of mine.

She's a bargain, for the same low price look at all you get
Well I got a lot when I got that gal of mine
And when I'm working she sits at home on her diamonette
I've got no troubles with that fat gal of mine
She's my shelter, in times of storm I helter skelter right under her arm.
She's a beauty if you look at her face and you'd better not look any other place.
Warm in the winter; shady in the summer time
That's what I like about that fat gal of mine.


30 May 07 - 06:05 PM (#2064388)
Subject: RE: Origins: She warm wintertime, shady wn its hot
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Merle Travis composed Fat Gal in 1947, copyright renewed by Elvis Pressley Music Inc.


30 May 07 - 06:47 PM (#2064417)
Subject: RE: Origins: She warm wintertime, shady wn its hot
From: wilco

Anyone got the lyrics to the merle travis version?


30 May 07 - 06:52 PM (#2064420)
Subject: RE: Origins: She warm wintertime, shady wn its hot
From: Lonesome EJ

Inukshuk's lyrics are correct for the travis version.


30 May 07 - 07:56 PM (#2064476)
Subject: Lyr Add: FAT GAL (Merle Travis)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Not the same words I have. Take yer pick-

LYR. ADD: FAT GAL
Merle Travis.

She keeps me warm in the winter,
Chilly in the Summertime;
That's what I like about that fat gal of mine!

And when I see my landlord,
There's so much of her to hide behind;
You wouldn't pay rent if your time was spent like mine!

Now she's so sweet with the softest heart,
She's pretty soft around other parts,
And at night when I lay me down,
I don't need a piller when she's around.

Warm in the winter,
Shady in the summertime;
That's what I like about that fat gal of mine!

Now when she's tickled,
So much of her has the biggest time;
I tell all my jokes to that fat gal of mine.

She's never fickle;
You better put your name on the dotted line,
First time you meet with a big fat gal like mine!

This hard-time talk don't trouble me;
I keep as happy as a honeybee;
If things get rough and times get hard,
I'll render my gal and sell the lard.

Warm in the winter,
Shady in the summertime;
That's what I like about that fat gal of mine!

Now she's my shelter in the time of storm;
I helter-skelter right under her arm.
She's a beauty if you look at her face,
And you shouldn't be a-lookin' any other place!

Warm in the winter,
Shady in the summertime;
That's what I like about that fat gal of mine!

Copyright 1947 American Music Inc./Unichappell Music Inc., renewed Elvis Pressley Music Inc.

I noticed tonight that lyrics have been pulled from a couple of sites- get them before they go!