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

The Red Clay Ramblers Twisted Laurel / Merchants Lunch cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1992
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
Lyrics
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.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Blue Jay / The Girl I Left Behind Me
  • 2 Twisted Laurel
  • 3 The Hobo's Last Letter
  • 4 Mississippi Delta Blues
  • 5 The Telephone Girl
  • 6 Will You Miss Me
  • 7 The Ace
  • 8 The Corrugated Lady
  • 9 When Bacon Was Scarce / Ryestraw
  • 10 I Was Only Teasing You
  • 11 Fifty Miles of Elbow Room
  • 12 Flying Cloud Cotillion
  • 13 The Beale Street Blues
  • 14 Merchants Lunch
  • 15 A Beefalo Special
  • 16 Woman Down in Memphis
  • 17 Molly Put the Kettle On
  • 18 Milwaukee Blues
  • 19 Melancholy
  • 20 Rabbit in the Pea Patch
  • 21 I've Got Plans
  • 22 Daniel Prayed
  • 23 Forked Deer
  • 24 Henhouse Blues
  • 25 Sweet and Slow

  • Release information
    label: Flying Fish Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 018604005529
    script: Latin