TANK TOWN BOOGIE
(Harral)
HANK HARRAL (CAPROCK 104, 1958)

There's a little oil town by the side of the way
It's got oil tanks in it and it's there to stay
Got one main street and a courthouse square
You'll know when you're in it when you get there
Tank town boogie (tank town boogie)
This is it all right (this is it all right)
Honky tonk-tonk in a tank town saturdaynight

If you ever been a rigger on an old oil rig
Or a driller on the same and you dig-a-dig-dig
If you ever been a driver or a pusher by heck
Then you know what I mean when I say roughneck
Tank town boogie (tank town boogie)
This is it all right (this is it all right)
Honky tonk-tonk in a tank town saturdaynight

Well, we stacked the rig just about sundown
Went down on the square just to fool around
We ambled on down to the old dancehall
So we just stuck around for the tank town ball
Tank town boogie (tank town boogie)
This is it all right (this is it all right)
Honky tonk-tonk in a tank town saturdaynight

Well, I met a pretty gal, she was blond and tall
So we dozy-doky-doed around that old dancehall
The fiddles and guitars were bangin' out a tune
We were dancin' in the light of the tank town moon
Tank town boogie (tank town boogie)
This is it all right (this is it all right)
Honky tonk-tonk in a tank town saturdaynight

Well, we sure had a time in that old dancehall
Till along about two when they started a brawl
I'm telling you boys, I was high as a kite
I had two black eyes from a hard-swung right
Tank town boogie (tank town boogie)
This is it all right (this is it all right)
Honky tonk-tonk in a tank town saturdaynight