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      Talkin' Karate Blues

      Talkin' Karate Blues

      Townes Van Zandt

      Album: For The Sake Of The Song

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      Townes Van Zandt - Talkin' Karate Blues Música y Letra

      Well, I ain't very big for twenty-one
      And it seems like I never could have any good clean fun
      Cause every time I'd go outside some great big ol' bully'd come along
      He'd hit me in the face and he'd knock me to the ground
      And he'd start kickin' me all around
      And that ain't exactly fair, friends, that's wrong.
      So I got me a paper the other night
      And I crawled up on the sofa and I turned on the light
      And flipped through the pages till I found the classified ads.
      Said, "take karate from Lee Hung Chow;
      Man, make your first appointment now
      This course is guaranteed to make you bad."
      Well, the next day I drove to the address
      And by the Japanese design I was really impressed
      It looked like a regular house of the rising sun
      I walked inside, I was all alone
      I had a nervous feeling down in my bones
      I was kind of sorry I'd ever even come
      Then a giant Jap came through the door
      He must have been at least about seven foot four
      And he looked like he's prone to easy aggrevation.
      He said, "Lee Hung Chow, ah kee dung"
      That's japanese for fee fie foo fum
      I tried to explain my entire situation.
      He said, "number one course, Yankee, self defence,
      Two hundred dollars and twenty five cents";
      I said "what's the twenty five cents for? " and he said, "repairs."
      I said, "repairs to what? ", and he said "to you"
      And I thought to myself "man, that won't do"
      Felt about a half inch tall underneath that ol' slanted stare
      Ah, you think he was yella ...
      I said, "I believe I better go check another place"
      He said hostile, "Yankee don't like my race"
      I said, "now, there's a mistake, man, and that's true;
      I've been for you you Japanese all along
      You Japanese just can't do no wrong
      And I thought you got a mighty dirty deal in World War II"
      Well, he grabbed me by the hand and he gave a heave
      I figured there's a pretty good time to leave
      Before he had a chance to do me any definite harm.
      But my plan worked out in the end, you see,
      Now no bully is gonna pick on me
      Who's gonna hit a fellow with just one arm?

      Townes Van Zandt - Talkin' Karate Blues Música y Letra






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