Ragged But Right

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Well, I've come here to tell you folks, I'm ragged but I'm right
I'm a tramp and a gambler, I stay out late at night
But a porterhouse steak, steak three times a day for my board
That's more than any loafer in this old town can afford

Well, I got big electric fan to keep me cool while I sleep
A little baby boy playin' rounds at my feet
I'm a rambler and a gambler and I've lead a dirty life
Well, I tell you folks, I'm ragged but I'm right

Well, then I got married, I knew I'd settle down
And I built a little love nest right here in my hometown
Now I've got a family, one that I'm proud of
I know that I'll be happy 'cause they're the ones I love

Well, I got big electric fan to keep me cool while I sleep
A little baby boy playin' rounds at my feet

I'm a rambler and a gambler and I've lead a dirty life
Well, I tell you folks, I'm ragged but I'm right
I tell you folks, I'm ragged but I'm right

I'm a rambler and a gambler, I've lead a dirty life
Well, I tell you folks, I'm ragged but I'm right

Ragged But Right (unreleased cover)
Written byGeorge Jones
Performed byThe Coward Brothers

First known performance:
April 19, 1984, Durham, NH
Last known performance:
October 8, 2006, San Francisco, CA
     (36 known performances)


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Recordings by other artists

George Jones  1956  A-side of single - sometimes listed as "I'm Ragged But I'm Right"
Waylon Jennings  1970
 Johnny Paycheck  1980
Johnny Cash  1983

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