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Ragged But Right
 
 Johnny Cash
Riverboat 844
 
 
ID: 19045

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TypeSinging CallRiverboat
WEB SITEWeb site for "Riverboat" www.riverboat.com
Label information
Grid list of Riverboat recordings
Quantity0
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration 
MediaMP3
Artist(s)

Steve Moore
Steve Moore
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Cue Sheet
 

OPENER    Basic

Circle left
Well, I've come here to tell you folks I'm ragged, but right
Allemande the corner girl, dosado tonight
And then the men star left and travel one time around
Turn your partner right, allemande left and weave the ring
Got a big electric fan to keep me cool while I sleep
Swing your own and promenade when you meet
I'm a rambler and a gambler, I've lived a dirty life
Well, I tell you folks I'm ragged but I'm right


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Heads, you promenade and travel halfway 'round the ring
Walk in and square thru, 4 hands and then
4 hands around you go and then a right & left thru there
Veer left and ferris wheel around you do
Come on, square thru 3/4 round and you swing
Swing your corner and promenade go 'round the ring
I'm a rambler and a gambler, I've lived a dirty life
Well, I tell you folks I'm ragged but I'm right


MIDDLE BREAK   

Sides face, grand square
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
Well, a porterhouse steak 3 times a day for my board
Left allemande your corner lady, weave the ring
Got a big electric fan to keep me cool while I sleep
Swing your own and promenade when you meet
I'm a rambler and a gambler, I've lived a dirty life
Well, I tell you folks I'm ragged but I'm right


CLOSER    Basic

4 boys promenade, gonna walk, walk, walk around
Get back and swing your lady, swing the girl go 'round and 'round
Join hands and circle to the left go 'round the way
Allemande left your corner lady, weave the ring
Got a big electric fan to keep me cool while I sleep
Swing your own and promenade when you meet
I'm a rambler and a gambler, I've lived a dirty life
Well, I tell you folks I'm ragged but I'm right


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I tell you folks I'm ragged but I'm right
Lyrics

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Ragged But Right
 
 

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 three times a day for my board
That's more than any loafer in this big town can afford

Well, I got a electric fan to keep me cool when I sleep
A little baby boy playing round at my feet
I'm a rambler and a gambler, I've led a dirty life
Well I tell you folks, I'm ragged but I'm right

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

Got a big electric fan to keep me cool when I sleep
A little baby boy playing round daddy's feet
I'm a rambler and a gambler, I've led a dirty life
Well I tell you folks, I'm ragged but I'm right

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

(Earlier versions have additional verses that were dropped by George Jones:)

I hopped on a freight train in North Caroline
Rode down to Atlanta and bought me some 'shine
Went into a card game with 39 cents
Came out with enough for another month's rent

Well you may think I'm bragging but don't get me wrong
I can't run for office while I'm singing this song
I'm a thief and a gambler and I'm drunk every night
I tell you boys I'm ragged but right

I left a pretty little gal layin' there on the floor
Gave her all my love, and who could ask me for more?
Gave her my last quarter just to buy her a drink
Showed her to the door, and then what do you think?

I said, "Go home to your mother, and tell her for me
I'm hittin' the road just 'cause I want to be free"
'Cause I'm a ramblin' man, a gamblin' man, and Lord am I tight
I just called up to tell you that I'm ragged but right

Lyrics by traditional; re-written by George Jones.
Recorded by Johnny Cash.
 
Comments

Formerly GS 721
 
 
Handle List
1503  Circle (Left|Right)  [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
1461 Star (Right|Left) [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1670 4/4 (fraction)
2055 Turn Partner Right (Right Allemande)
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1488 1/2 (fraction)
1505 Step Ahead
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
1261 Veer (Right|Left) [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
486 Ferris Wheel [Basic]
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1481 3 (number)
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1432 Side(s) IDENTIFIER
473 Face (dir) [Mainstream]
1470 In DIRECTION
548 Grand Square [Basic]
1501 Thrice (3 times) CONCEPT
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1503 Circle (Left|Right) [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]

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