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Sportin' Life (Sebastian/Yanovsky/Boone/Butler)


I'm gettin' tired of runnin' round
Believe I'll get married and settle down
Cause this old night life
This mean old sportin' life
You know it's killing me

I got a letter from my home
Most of my good friends
They are dead and gone
You know it makes me worry
And it makes me wonder
About the times to come

Mother used to fall on her knees and pray
These are the very words she did say
She said "Oh Johnny, my lovin' Johnny...
Won't you please change your ways"

I been a gambler and a cheater too
Now it's come my time to lose
Cause this old sportin' life
You know she's holdin' the best hand
And what can I do...

Cause I'm gettin' tired of runnin' round
Believe I'll get married and settle down
Cause this old night life
It's a bad life
And it's killing me

1965 Hudson Bay Music Co. (BMI)
1965 The Lovin' Spoonful "Do You Believe In Magic"
1974 John Sebastian  "Tarzana Kid"