Standard (EADGBE)

Now a country boy called Shorty and a

city boy named Dan,

had to prove who could run the fastest

to win miss Lucy's hand.

Now Dan had all the money and he also

had the looks.

But Shorty must have had something, boys,

that can't be found in books.

Chorus

Well, 'Cut across Shorty, Shorty, cut across.'

That's what miss Lucy said.

'Cut across Shorty, Shorty, cut across..

it's you I wanna wed.

Now, Dan had been in training, a week before

the race.

He made up his mind ol' Shorty, would end

in second place.

And Dan with his long legs a-flyin' left

Shorty far behind.

And Shorty heard him holler out..

'Miss Lucy, you'll soon be mine!'

Chorus

Well, 'Cut across Shorty, Shorty, cut across.'

That's what miss Lucy said.

'Cut across Shorty, Shorty, cut across..

it's you I wanna wed.

But Shorty wasn't worried, there was a smile

upon his face.

He knew that he was a-goin' to win,

cause Lucy had fixed the race.

And just like that old story, about the turtle

and the hare.

When Dan crossed over the finish line,

he found Shorty waiting there.

Chorus

Well, 'Cut across Shorty, Shorty, cut across.'

That's what miss Lucy said.

'Cut across Shorty, Shorty, cut across..

it's you I wanna wed...

Outro

It's you I wanna wed..it's you I wanna wed.(Fade.)

A fifties smash from Kraziekhat.