Date: Fri, 18 Nov 1994 17:35:02 -0600 From: Katherine Catmull Subject: Re: song lyrics >When he comes to call >My pa ain't got a good word to say. >Guess it's cause he's just a wild >In the younger day. I am more familiar with Linda Rondstat's version of this song, in which the last line is sung as "in his younger days." As for the third line, what I hear (at least with Ms. Rondstat) is "I guess it's 'cause he-uz just as wild," "he-uz" being a western contraction for "he was." The "u" should probably be a schwa, actually. Kate Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]