George Buck's Choice

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Robert Hunter

Recorded by Robert Hunter for an unreleased album. Often listed as "Who'll Be Left To Sing This Song" but Robert Hunter registered a song titled "George Buck's Choice" in 1973 which looks as if it must be this one.

Calm my roving, carve my pine
Say farewell to the hitching line
Comes a time to lay me down
First I'm going to sing this song

Chorus
Hey buckdancers, shout and sing
Make the halls and rafters ring
When old George Buck is dead and gone
Who'll be left to sing this song

Who'll be left to play guitar
Who'll be round to break your heart
Who's gonna fix it up once more
When I'm on that other shore

[Chorus]

Whoop that I say and the cart won't go
How can I plough when the wheels don't roll
Broke-down rigging ain't fit to ride
Do my pound in the bye and bye

[Chorus]

Play to the centre and back to the bar
Bust through the middle with a right-hand star
Promenade your lady home
George Buck is come and gone

[Chorus]

Birdie in the cage and seven hands round
Buck and wing bird all night long
Promenade your lady home
Georgie Buck has been and gone

[Chorus]
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1973 Untitled Robert Hunter


 


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