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JOHN (COUGAR) MELLENCAMP lyrics - Baltimore Oriole
JOHN (COUGAR) MELLENCAMP
"Baltimore Oriole"
(Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster, Music by Hoagy Carmichael)

[Originally by Hoagy Carmichael]

Baltimore Oriole
Took one look at that mercury, forty below
No life for a lady
To be draggin' her feathers around in the snow
Leaving me blue, off she flew
To the Tangipaho-down Louisiana
Where a two-tiin' Jaybird
Met the divine Miss O

I'd like to ruffle his plumage
That Baltimore Oriole
Messed around with that big guy
Till he singed her wings
Forgivin' is easy-it's a woman like, now and then
Could happen to thing
Send her back home
Home ain't home without her warbling
How she can sing
Make a lonely man happy, Baltimore Oriole
Come down from that bough
Fly to your daddy now.

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