Delbert McClinton Plain Old Makin’ Love

Walk with me down to the corner

Let us buy us a bottle of wine

Tell me anything you want to, baby

We got plenty of time

Tell me ’bout the secret

Of the evermore risin’ sun

You gon’t have to know English, baby

You can tell me in an unknown tongue

I just can’t get over just plain old makin’ love

I can’t get over just plain old makin’ love

I hear that phone a’ringin’

I swear I believe I do

Oh, what a beautiful sound it makes

Let it ring on for you and me

Take off you shoes and set ’em by mine

Your five and a halfs just love my nines

Whoa, baby, you mystify me

You know this canine is just a dog down deep

I can’t get over just plain old makin’ love

I can’t get over, oh, plain old makin’ love

Take off your shoes set ’em by mine

Your five and a halfs just love my nines

Whoa, baby, you mystify me

You know this canine is a dog down deep

I can’t get over just plain old makin’ love

I can’t get over plain old makin’ love

Delbert McClinton Victim Of Life’s Circumstances

Six-O-Five A M on Sunday Mornin’

I was supposed to left for Memphis late last night

I stopped at one of them old highway places

And because of it I sleep in Tyre County Jail tonight

I started out the night with good intentions

But I ended up gettin’ sideways drinkin’ wine

Well, the last thing I remember we was roarin’

Then somethin’ hit my head

And knocked me from my conscious mind

I’m a victim of life’s circumstances

I was raised around barrooms, Friday night dances

Singin’ them old country songs

Half the time endin’ up someplace I don’t belong

I said, jailer, hey, what y’all got me charged with

He looked at me and he half-way closed one eye

He said you mean to say you don’t remember

Cuttin’ up some honky with that bone-handled knife

I’m a victim of life’s circumstances

I was raised around barrooms, Friday night dances

Singin’ them old country songs

Half the time endin’ up someplace I don’t belong

Yeah, half the time endin’ up someplace I don’t belong

Delbert McClinton Real Good Itch

I can feel you hangin’ around all the way across town

I can feel you wishin’ I’d call or maybe just come around

Now, I don’t know what causes this to be

But I know one thing, honey

You sure do scratch a real good itch with me

I notice it sometimes drivin’ when I think of you

Whatever it was it’s gone that was making me blue

Now I don’t know what it is, that little something you do

But I know one thing, honey

I ain’t never gonna’ be anything but in love with you

Now you got me like I been wantin’ to be got for a long, long time

I been needin’ somebody just like you

To hone this edge of mine

Now, you got me like I been wantin’ to be got for a long, long time

I been needin’ somebody just like you

To hone this edge of mine

I can feel you hanging’ around all the way across town

I can feel you wishin’ I’d call or maybe just come around

Now, I don’t know what causes this to be

But I know one thing, honey

You sure do scratch

Sure do scratch a real good itch with me

Yeah, you sure do scratch

Sure do scratch a real good itch with me

Delbert McClinton Desperation

She ran out of luck and started sweatin’ bullets

She tried to get a job but she couldn’t do it

Now she’s livin’ in a suitcase out on the street

He said I love your family they sure are funny

You know I hate to ask but can you loan me some money

Tryin’ to get a grip, tryin’ to get back on my feet

She’s sleepin’ in the kitchen on the hardwood floor

Said it fixed her back, it don’t hurt no more

She’s lookin’ real good, but she’s still havin’ trouble with her knees

They lookin’ for some kinda satisfaction

Workin’ off some kinda chain reaction

Tryin’ to get a handle on whatever it is they need

Victims… of the situation

Can’t rise above their own desperation

They keep on pushin’

But they can’t get it up to speed

He’s standin’ in the mirror combin’ his hair

Gettin’ all dressed up but he ain’t goin’ nowhere

You could cut him with a knife

And I betcha he wouldn’t even bleed

He said hey doc take a look at this

It don’t work and I’m scared to death

He said I got somethin’ for you but you only get the first one free

Never seen a woman that crazy ’bout a man

Like a devil and an angel hand and hand

She knows what he is, but that ain’t the life he leads

They lookin’ for some kinda satisfaction

Workin’ off some kinda chain reaction

Tryin’ to get a handle on whatever it is they need

Victims… of the situation

Can’t rise above their own desperation

They keep on pushin’

But they can’t get it up to speed

Delbert McClinton Take It Easy

Take it easy lovin’ me

Don’t start thinkin’ I’m something that I’ll never be

Just need me, oh, yeah, as much as need be

Take it easy, easy, lovin’ me

Many’s the woman who’s cried herself crazy at night

Over some kind of a man who she says ain’t treatin’ her right

Expectin’ of someone is quick to be takin’ its toll

And if you’re not careful, you’ll wake up lonely and old

Take it easy, easy, lovin’ me

Don’t start thinking I’m somethin’ that I’ll never be

Just need me as much as need be

Take it easy, easy, lovin’ me

Now dreamin’ and plannin’ are things I guess all of us do

And sooner or later, we all play the part of a fool

But those in a hurry to unpack their bag full of dreams

Are quick to be victims of the lies and lusts and the schemes

Take it easy lovin’ me

Don’t start thinkin’ I’m something that I’ll never be

Just need me, oh yeah baby,

As much as need be

Take it easy lovin’ me

Take it easy lovin’ me

Delbert McClinton Sidewalk Diploma

Well there’s sidewalks and cement

And it’s concrete evidence

That a country boy ain’t got no

Business livin’ in the city.

When there’s holes in your walking shoes

They’re just dues that you pay

To get yourself an education

The big city way.

And when you’ve learned enough

You know that livin’ on the street

Will make your heart as hard as

The sidewalk under you feet.

I wonder how long I’ll last?

Just driftin’ this way.

I wonder if I’ll ever find home

I can’t help thinkin’ that break I need

Is just around the corner,

But there don’t seem to be much call for a

Man with a sidewalk diploma

Well, there’s high rent and low rent

And there’s not much in between

For a drifin’ drugstore cowboy

Can’t keep his body clean

And you know I could sure use something

Soft and warm

Like a sweet woman waiting for me

Down on the farm.

Delbert McClinton Hammerhead Stew

If you were over in Egypt

Way down deep on a dig

And if some mummy tried to get chummy

I’d be there to unravel his wig

If you were bungee jumpin’

And you came outta your shoes

I’d run right up and I’d catch you baby

Ain’t nothin’ I wouldn’t do

If you were scuba divin’

And a shark came outta the blue

I’d take my pen knife and I’d end that shark’s life

And fix you up some hammerhead stew

Come on let me be your hero

Somebody who can play it cool

Someone to go under the gun

And keep ’em all from messin’ with you

Now if your ship was sinkin’

While you were out on a cruise

I’d cross that water in my helicopter

And baby I would rescue you

Come on let me be your hero

Somebody who can play it cool

Someone to go under the gun

And keep ’em all from messin’ with you

Come on let me be your hero

Somebody who can play it cool

Someone to go under the gun

Like Sinbad in that fable

I would be there to disable

Anybody messin’ with you

Delbert McClinton Isn’t That So

Well, he knew what he was doin’

When he put eyes into my head

If he didn’t want me to lookin’ at them pretty little women

He’d’a left my ol’ eyeballs dead

Isn’t that so

Tell me, isn’t that so

You got to go when your heart says go

Isn’t that so

Well, he knew what he was doin’

When he made that magic vine

His own son got a reputation

For turnin’ water into wine

Isn’t that so

Tell me, isn’t that so

You got to go when your heart says go

Isn’t that so

Let that line of least resistance lead me on

Let the line of least resistance lead me on

Well, he know what he was doin’

When he divided the high from the low

You got to bury seed in the womb, my friend

If you want the little seed to grow

Now, isn’t that so

Isn’t that so

You got to go when your heart says go

Isn’t that so

You got to go when your heart says go

Isn’t that so

Let that line of least resistance lead me on

Let the line of least resistance lead me on

Let your heart, let your heart, your heart lead you on

Let your heart, let your heart lead you on

Delbert McClinton Sick And Tired

Oh, baby, what you gonna do

Whoa, baby, what you gonna do

I’m sick and tired foolin’ around with you

Oh, baby, what you gonna do

Whoa, baby, what you gonna do

I’m sick and tired foolin’ around with you

Well, I get up in the mornin’ fix you something to eat

Before I go to work I even brush your teeth

Come back in the evening you’re still in bed

Got a rag tied ’round your head

Whoa, baby, what you gonna do

Whoa, baby, what you gonna do

I’m sick and tired foolin’ around with you

I’m tellin’ you baby, change what you say

I’m tellin’ you baby, you better change your ways

Yes, I’m telling you to stop that jive

Or you’re gonna find yourself untied

Oh, baby, what you gonna do

Whoa, baby, what you gonna do

I’m sick and tired foolin’ around with you

I’m tellin’ you baby, you better change what you say

I’m tellin’ you darlin’, believe what I say

Yes, I’m telling you woman you better stop your jive

Or you’re gonna find yourself untied

Oh, baby, what you gonna do

Whoa, baby, what you gonna do

I’m sick and tired foolin’ around with you

Delbert McClinton Right To Be Wrong

When the words came tumbling out of my mouth

I felt it all goin’ south

But I kept on talkin’

‘Til you started walking

Now I’m trying to dig my way out

Ain’t I got a right to be wrong

I can’t believe you’re so long gone

Why can’t you just come on home

Ain’t I got a right

Ain’t I got a right to be wrong

You know I never meant to hurt you

I’m sorry for what I put you through

As much as I regret it

You won’t let me forget it

Baby what you trying to do

Ain’t I got the right to be wrong

I can’t believe you’re so long gone

Why can’t you just leave it alone

Ain’t I got a right

Ain’t I got a right to be wrong

I meant what I said and I said what I meant

Never stopped to think about the consequence

I tried and I tried to apologize

But you just won’t leave it alone

Ain’t I got a right to be wrong