FAT GAL

by Merle Travis


She keeps me warm in the Winter,
Chilly in the Summertime;
That's what I like about that fat gal of mine!

And when I see my landlord,
There's so much of her to hide behind;
You wouldn't pay rent if your time was spent like mine!

Now she's so sweet with the softest heart;
She's pretty soft around other parts,
And at night when I lay me down,
I don't need a piller when she's around.

Warm in the Winter,
Shady in the Summertime;
That's what I like about that fat gal of mine!

Now when she's tickled,
So much of her has the biggest time;
I tell all my jokes to that fat gal of mine.

She's never fickle;
You better put your name on the dotted line,
First time you meet with with a big fat gal like mine!

This hard-time talk don't trouble me;
I keep as happy as a honeybee;
If things get rough and times get hard,
I'll render my gal and sell the lard.

Warm in the Winter,
Shady in the Summertime;
That's what I like about that fat gal of mine!

Now she's my shelter in the time of storm;
I helter-skelter right under her arm.
She's a beauty if you look at her face,
And you shouldn't be a-lookin' any other place!

Warm in the Winter,
Shady in the Summertime;
That's what I like about that fat gal of mine!

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Copyright 1947 by American Music, Inc./Unichappell Music Inc.,
    copyright renewed by Elvis Presley Music, Inc.

Best-selling single recording by Merle Travis (Capitol Americana 40026,
    July 1947), re-released on the LP "The Merle Travis Story" (CMH
    Records 9018, 1979) and the CD "The Best of Merle Travis,"
    (Rhino R2 70993, 1990).

Thanks to Wilson Barbers (who notes, "I could do without the
    rendering stanza") for transcribing these lyrics.