The Winner

Bobby Bare

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publisher: ©T.R.O. INC.
writers: Shel Silverstein
album: Track in album Lullabys, Legends, and Lies
release date:
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length: 5:12
producer: Bobby Bare
writer: Shel Silverstein

Album Information

label: RCA Victor
format: Vinyl
script: Latin

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Bobby Bare Lullabys, Legends, and Lies cover art

Lyrics

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The hulk of a man with a beer in his hand he looked like a drunk old fool
But everybody they said watch out hey that's the Tiger Man McCool
But I had myself about five too many and I walked up tall and proud
I said Tiger Man you're a *****cat and a hush fell on the crowd
Well he gripped the bar with one big hairy hand then he braced against the wall
He said boy I see you're a scrapper so just before you fall
He said now you see these bright white smilin' teeth you know they ain't my own
But I left that person cursin' nursin' seven broken bones
He said now behind this grin I got a steel pin that holds my jaw in place
And each morning when I wake and touch this scar across my face
Now this broken back was the dyin' act of a handsome Harry Clay
But that woman she gets uglier and she gets meaner every day
He said you gotta speak loud when you challenge me son cause it's hard for me to hear
And if it wadn't for this glass eye of mine why I'd shed a happy tear
I got arthritic elbows boy I got dislocated knees
And my nose been broke so often I might lose if I sneeze
Now you remind me a lotta my younger days with your knuckles a clenchin' white
And if there's somethin' that you gotta gain to prove by winnin' some silly fight
So I stumbled from that barroom not so tall and not so proud
But my eyes still see and my nose still works and my teeth're still in my mouth


The hulk of a man with a beer in his hand he looked like a drunk old fool
But everybody they said watch out hey that's the Tiger Man McCool
But I had myself about five too many and I walked up tall and proud
I said Tiger Man you're a *****cat and a hush fell on the crowd
Well he gripped the bar with one big hairy hand then he braced against the wall
He said boy I see you're a scrapper so just before you fall
He said now you see these bright white smilin' teeth you know they ain't my own
But I left that person cursin' nursin' seven broken bones
He said now behind this grin I got a steel pin that holds my jaw in place
And each morning when I wake and touch this scar across my face
Now this broken back was the dyin' act of a handsome Harry Clay
But that woman she gets uglier and she gets meaner every day
He said you gotta speak loud when you challenge me son cause it's hard for me to hear
And if it wadn't for this glass eye of mine why I'd shed a happy tear
I got arthritic elbows boy I got dislocated knees
And my nose been broke so often I might lose if I sneeze
Now you remind me a lotta my younger days with your knuckles a clenchin' white
And if there's somethin' that you gotta gain to prove by winnin' some silly fight
So I stumbled from that barroom not so tall and not so proud
But my eyes still see and my nose still works and my teeth're still in my mouth


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Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Lullabys, Legends and Lies
  • 2 Paul
  • 3 Marie Laveau
  • 4 Daddy What If
  • 5 The Wonderful Soup Stone
  • 6 The Winner
  • 7 In the Hills of Shiloh
  • 8 She’s My Ever Lovin’ Machine
    Vinyl 2
  • 1 The Mermaid
  • 2 Rest Awhile
  • 3 Bottomless Well
  • 4 True Story
  • 5 Sure Hit Songwriters Pen
  • 6 Rosalie’s Good Eats Cafe