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Ten Cent Tim. He wadn’t a man who done much.
But if’n ever he done something’ good, he darn done did it right.
This song ain’t about one of them times.

 [sung to the tune of a slow burnin’ prairie crooner]

Ten Cent Tim
and the Lady Grim
born in towns near-by

Two people estranged
across Buffalo range
both with no shame to hide

{verse 1}
With tumbleweeds blown’
Tim’s private parts shown’
danglin’ fer all to see-ee

Curious they was
about Tim because
(he said) “Please Ma, just let me be”

All the women would snort
and Tim would retort
“Letcha try it, fer the cost of di-ime!”

Thanks to alcohol;
a great whiskey drawl
ol’ Tim was never granted the time

 {chorus}
Ten Cent Tim
and the Lady Grim
born in towns near-by

Two people estranged
across Buffalo range
both with no shame to hide

{verse 2}
Lady killed men
seducing them then
bitin’ at the root which defined them

Vicious she’d be
Castratin’ with glee
leaving a town full-a stems

{chorus}

Ten Cent Tim
and the Lady Grim
born in towns near-by

Two people de-praved
in the way they behaved
no reasons or answers to “why”

{slow banjo solo, harmonica accompaniment}
{verse 3}
With a yawn and stretch
Lady Grim went to fetch
her boots as she planned to be walkin’

“There’s a town further West,”
she said with her best
toothy-smile that did more than talkin’

Meanwhile Tim cried
a part of him died
— the hope that he’d make a sale

Then out from the dust
a malevolent bust
stepped up, askin’ “What’s makin’ ya wail?”

Tim said with some pain
“I strut with no gain!
I’m showin’ but no-body’s buyin””

With blood on her lips
She looked ‘tween his hips
Sayin’ “Honey, I see yer worth tryin'”

 {chorus}
Ten Cent Tim
and the Lady Grim
meetin’ was their destiny

Two people invested
with one more digested
Less a man, nor a lady was she

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