Who Sang I've Got Plans? The Red Clay Ramblers

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length: 4:20
producer: Bill McElroy and The Red Clay Ramblers
lead vocals: Tommy Thompson
vocal: Jack Herrick, Jim Watson and Mike Craver
engineer: Bill McElroy
I been staying up too late, well the morning aint for me
Daylight never brings much company.
With the ladies of the night, I play the game of chance
Loosin' quarters to the jukebox, buying songs to watch'em dance.
When I grow up, I'm gonna settle down,
Cause chasin' midnight ladies ain't the funnest game in town.
Oh, they disappear like dreams, I wake up sleeping in my jeans...
I'm lonesome tonight, but I got plans.

Could be I'll pan for gold, write a novel, or join a band.
I could sell produce from a roadside stand.
Sturdy wife to share my joys, a pair of healthy strappin' boys
They'll lend a helpin' hand, we'll make a fortune off the land.
When I grow up, I'm gonna settle down,
Chew honeycomb and drive a tractor, grow things in the ground.
Oh, the dream that's in my eye is just tomorrow's enterprise
I may be broke tonight but I got plans.

Haul the proceeds to the bank, and I'll soon have lots of dough
I'll buy me a villa down in Mexico.
While the mariachis play, I'll go fishin' every day
I'll cast a net so gaily on some sunny Latin bay.
When I grow up, I'm gonna settle down,
I'll take a course in business at the night school here in town
Ah, but that'll have to wait, 'cause tonight I got a date
We'll have a drink, and keep on talking 'bout my plans.

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