What A Way To Go

I met him in Seattle
he was gettin' down on the bottle
Tellin' lies in The Blue Moon Bar .
His face was hard and travelled
and as the lines unrivalled
I saw a man who could laugh about his scars .

He said
I got shanghaied in Vegas bya painted woman
I got hog-tied bya hustler in Ohio .
I got de-railed by a dancer down in Dallas .
Women gonna be the death of me
but what a way to go .

He said a girl named Nancy
once tickled his fancy
and backed it up witha fifty dollar smile .
He laughed when he remembered
the pain of sweet surrender
but heartaches never seemed to cramp his style .

He said
I got tongue-tied by a teacher in Tallahassee
I got French fried by a waitress is Idaho
I got waylaid by a widow in Wyoming
Women gonna be the death of me
but what a way to go .

I got tongue-tied by a teacher in Tallahassee
I got French fried by a waitress is Idaho
I got waylaid by a widow in Wyoming
Women gonna be the death of me
but what a way to go .
I got shanghaied in Vegas bya painted woman
I got hog-tied bya hustler in Ohio .
I got de-railed by a dancer down in Dallas .
Women gonna be the death of me
but what a way to go .

Words & Music by
Bobby David & Jim Rushing
Published by
Vogue Music Inc & Bibo Music Inc 1975