MY GAL GERTIE
(D. Dickerson)
DUB DICKERSON (Capitol 2947, 1954)

Yonder she stands with her bright blond hair
A sunshine smile, lotsa loving to share
When she's around, all the guys are flirting
But she don't go for that, that's my gal Gertie
She likes to have fun when the sun goes down
She goes scallawagging with her bangs hanging down
She's neat, she's sweet, yes she for me
Stay away old boy, that's my gal Gertie
We went to Oklahoma, honky-tonking one night
Everything was kinda quiet till they started a fight
When she got through giving that place a whirl
You can hear 'em all say, that's a dangerous girl
When me and Gertie go stepping out
We leave folks a-talking for miles about
We leave out early and we come in late
If we die real young, that'll be our fate

She never knows her name when troubles begins
There's nothing to fear if a cop walks in
She's as innocent as a new born baby
When a question is asked, the answer is maybe
As solid as a rock and as feary as a ghost
She wants to live when she's young
And dream when she's old
No-no-no, there's no doubt about it
Since I met that blond, I can't do without her
One thing more, I wanna make clear
When she gets mad, she's as mean as a bear
She's got a knife and a .44 gun
She'll cut you if you stand and shoot you if you run
She's not like Kate, Sally, Betty or Sal
She's got what it takes, take a look at that gal
She's neat, she's sweet, yes she for me
Stay away old boy, that's my gal Gertie