Now a Ramblin' Jack Elliot said: I got these lines in my face Tryin' to straighten out the wrinkles in my life When I think of all the fools I've been It's a wonder that I've sailed this many miles
To which Larry Mahan replied: He said, "The sweet bird of youth Was sittin' on my shoulder yesterday But she's always changin' partners And I always knew she'd up and fly away"
Stayin' up all night In the Driskill Hotel Ramblin' Jack and Mahan Was cowboyed all to hell The room smelled like bulls The words sound like songs Now there's a pair to draw to boys I would not steer you wrong
So ol' Ramblin' Jack said: He said, "I recall a time I set my soul on fire just for show All it ever taught me was The more I learn the less I seem to know"
Ol' Mahan crawled out from behind a couch and said: "Jack, as far as I can see Mistakes are only horses in disguise Ain't no need to ride 'em over 'cause we could not ride them different if we tried