I was sittin' in a bar room just drinking my beer when a cowboy came over and he said loud and clear "you've been seen with my wife now I want your life. we can do it in here or we can do it outside." Well I'm a meek minded fellow that's never been yellow so I stepped outside and kicked him in the crotch. Well it slowed him down but when he came around he stomped on me and then he stomped on my watch.
John Cameron Swayze I know this sounds crazy but my wrist watch is busted and I can't understand. A cowboy stomped it flat and I freaked out over that now I feel naked with it gone from my hand
Oh, John Cameron, me and that watch had been together 13 years. It's been shot at, dipped in beer, one time I even tied it to my motor boat and drove it up to the beach. People thought I was crazy John Cameron but I knew you'd understand. I've hocked everything I own but I can never hock that watch because it's never let me down. Besides, the pawn shop would never pay me any money for it.
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So when that cowboy stomped it flat I freaked out over that. I came up off the ground and I beat him fair and square. But he couldn't take a lickin' and now he's stopped tickin'. And now I am headin' for the electric chair.
John Cameron Swayze I know this sounds crazy but my wrist watch is busted beyond repair. A cowboy stomped it flat and I freaked out over that and now I am headed to the electric chair.
That cowboy's wife came over to see me the other day, John Cameron, and she told me that she and I were just going to ride off into the sunset together. Not only that but she bought me a brand new watch. A bullava. I told her to stick it in her ear!
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