Shade Tree (Fix It Man) Lyrics

Merle Haggard


album: Track 12 in album Swinging Doors
release date: 1966
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length: 2:10
composer: Merle Haggard
lyricist: Merle Haggard

Well I'm a shade tree fix-it man
Don’t need any helpin’ hand
I'm a Jack-A-All-Trades when I'm workin' in the shade
I'm a shade tree-fix-it man

Well I headed out west from Arkansas my hoopie ran fine for a while
Then a rod started knockin' and a gauge started rockin' she wouldn't run another mile
But on a downhill drag I coasted for a while till I found me a shady inn
Started huffin' and a puffin' started a frettin' and a sweatin'
Soon had her runnin' again

Cause I'm a shade tree fix-it man
Don’t need any helpin’ hand
I'm a Jack-A-All-Trades when I'm workin' in the shade
I'm a shade tree-fix-it man

BREAK

By noon the next day I was back on the road I had her runnin' right on out
I was wheelin' and a dealin' I got a funny feelin' that my baby kinda felt left out
So I found me a shade by the side of the road I fixed everything up fine
Hey, a little bit of lovin' and a few minutes later was rolling on down the line

Cause I'm a shade tree fix-it man
I don't need any helpin’ hand
I'm a Jack-A-All-Trades when I'm workin' in the shade
I'm a shade tree-fix-it man

“Once more”

TURNAROUND:

Well I headed out west from Arkansas my hoopie ran fine for a while
Then a rod started knockin' and a gauge started rockin' she wouldn't run another mile
But on a downhill drag I coasted for a while till I found me a shady inn
Started huffin' and a puffin' started frettin' and a sweatin'
Soon had her runnin' again

Cause I'm a shade tree fix-it man
I don't need any helpin’ hand
I'm a Jack-A-All-Trades when I'm workin' in the shade
I'm a shade tree-fix-it man

(Whistle out)





Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Swinging Doors
  • 2 If I Could Be Him
  • 3 The Longer You Wait
  • 4 I'll Look Over You
  • 5 I Can't Stand Me
  • 6 The Girl Turned Ripe
  • 7 The Bottle Let Me Down
  • 8 No More You and Me
  • 9 Someone Else You've Known
  • 10 High on a Hilltop
  • 11 This Town's Not Big Enough
  • 12 Shade Tree (Fix It Man)