Life Gets Tee-jus, Don't It Lyrics

Walter Brennan


album: Track 2 in album Old Shep
release date:
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genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 3:26

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Walter Brennan Old Shep cover art
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The sun comes up and the sun goes down
The hands on the clock keep a-goin' 'round
I just get up and it's time to lay down
Life gets tee-jus, don't it, hmm.
My shoes untied but I don't care
I ain't a-figurin' on goin' nowhere
For I'd have to wash and comb my hair
And that's just wasted effort.
The water in the well just gettin' lower and lower
Can't take a bath at six months more
But I've heared it said and it's true, I'm sure
That to much bathin' will, will weaken you.
I opened the door an' the fly's swarm in
Closed the door and I'm sweatin' again
And in the pros.. (a huchh) crack my shin
Just one darn thing after another.
--- Instrumental ---
Old brown mule he must be sick
I jambed him in the rump with a pin on a stick
He humped his back but he wouldn't kick
Now theres something cock-eyed somewhere.
A mouse a-chewin' on the pantry door
He's been at it fer a month or more
When he gets through he'd sure be sore
'Cause there ain't a darned thing in there.
Hound dog howlin' so forlorn
Laziest dog that was ever born
He's a-howlin' 'cause he's a-settin' on a thorn
An' just to tired to move over.
The tin roof leaks and chimney leans
An' there's a hole in the seat of my old blue jeans
And I ett the last of the pork and beans
Just can't depend on nothin'.
--- Instrumental ---
Cow's gone dry and the hens won't lay
Fish quit bittin' and it's Saturday
Troubles are pilin' up day by day
And now I'm gettin' dandruff.
Grief and misery, pains and woes
Debts and taxes, yea, so it goes
I think I'm gettin' a cold in my nose
Life get tee-just don't it?...


Track Listing

  • 1 Old Shep
  • 2 Life Gets Tee-Jus, Don't It
  • 3 Shiftin' Whisperin' Sands, Part 1
  • 4 Shiftin' Whisperin' Sands, Part 2
  • 5 Back to the Farm
  • 6 I Believe
  • 7 Six Feet Away
  • 8 Tribute to a Dog
  • 9 Dutchman's Gold
  • 10 Suppertime