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Raised Right Men

from Bad As Me (Remastered) by Tom Waits

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There ain’t enough raised right men
It takes a raised right man to keep a happy hen
I said there ain’t enough raised right men
Heavens to murkatroid
Miners to coal
A good women can make a diamond out of a measly lump of coal
You need the patience of a glacier
If you can wait that long
Open up his window and admit it that you’re wrong
They’re ain’t enough raised right men
It takes raised right men to keep a happy hen
Mackey Debiasi
Was a complicated man
He quarreled with his woman
And she quarreled with her man
His head was just too thick
So she knocked out a tooth
He’s that lonely man on the Turnpike in the
Toll takers booth
They’re ain’t enough raised right men
Gunplay Maxwell and
Flat Nose George
Ice Pick Ed Newcomb
On a slab in the morgue
Flat Nose looked at Gunplay
And they all looked at me
With a good woman’s love we
Could have saved all three
And there ain’t enough raised right men
It takes raised right men to keep a happy hen
There ain’t enough raised right men

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from Bad As Me (Remastered), released October 25, 2011
Tom Waits: vocal,guitar,tablas
Casey Waits: drums
Augie Meyers: vox organ
Marc Ribot: guitars
Flea: bass
Larry Taylor: guitar
Charlie Musselwhite: harmonica

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