Right or Happy

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Pretty close to a true story, which contains REALLY good advice, no extra charge. It costs SOME guys a lot more than that. A lot.


Vs Well I was sittin up on an ol’ bar stool,
when some ol’man from some old school
sat next to me an he ordered us a round
Vs He said “It ain’t my business none
I couldn’t help but notice son
Did you lose both your best friend AND your hound?”
Vs ‘N I said “No they both still hangin round,
It’s that woman that’s got me down,
She just can’t admit it when she’s wrong
Vs Then he leaned back an’ he tipped his hat
An’ he grinned real big an’ he said “Oh that”
Then he started in to singin’ this here song
Chorus Do you wanna be right, or do you wanna be happy?
You get to pick, it’s up to you, but you gotta pick one, you don’t get to pick two.
You can wear a big ol’ grin or go round feelin’ crappy
Do you wanna be right, or do you wanna be happy?
Vs Well it wadn’t too long after that,
we was a goin at it like a dog an’ a cat
‘Bout somethin’ now I can’t even recall
Vs But never the less, we was a fightin’,
arguin’ about who was wrong an’ right an’
It struck me that we wasn’t havin’ no fun at all
Vs Now to tell the truth it was gettin’ old
With nothin’ but my ground to hold
A cold and lonely piece of real estate
Vs And then that song popped in my head
‘N I ‘membered what the old man said
And immediately it began to reverberate
Chorus Do you wanna be right……
Vs So I asked myself I said “Self” I said
“You like sleepin’ in a empty bed?”
And my self said “No, I don’t care much for it none”
Vs And I made up my mind right then and there
That she could be right, heck I didn’t care
‘N that’s when we started havin’ a lot more fun
Chorus Do you wanna be right……..
Vs Now that was forty some odd years ago
An’ I don’t know much but this I know
I’m about happy as one old boy can be
Vs An’ I hate to see a young man suffer
So before things get a whole lot rougher
Why don’t you try singin along with me…..
Chorus Do you wanna be right…….


from The Rooster Tales, released April 12, 2015
Kenneth L Hall © ℗ 2011


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kenny lee hall Saint Charles, Missouri

Kenny Lee Hall is a Missouri native writing songs that just make you smile, shake your head a bit, then smile bigger. A wordsmith for sure.

Kenny Lee is currently working on his 2nd CD and doing local shows in the St. Louis area. The shows and songs are lot’s of fun and always draw folks in who didn’t know they were going out to have their loads lightened a bit.
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