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Bill Haley & His Comets — Thirteen Women
Album: The Rockabilly Masters
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Released: 1954
Length: 2:52
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Last night I was dreaming,
Dreamed about the H-bomb,
Well, the bomb went off,
And I was caught,
I was the only man underground.

There was a thirteen women,
And only one man in town,
Thirteen women,
And only one man in town,
And as funny as it may be,
The one and only man in town was me,
Well, thirteen women,
And me the only man around.

I had two gals every morning,
Seeing that I was well fed,
And believe you me,
One sweetened my tea,
While another one buttered my bread.
Two gals gave me my money,
Two gals made me my clothes,
And another sweet thing,
Bought me a diamond ring,
About forty carets, I suppose.

Well, thirteen women,
And only one man in town,
There was a thirteen women,
And only one man in town,
There was something I can't forget,
Because I think of those,
Thirteen women and yet,
Well, thirteen women,
And only one man around.

I had three girls dancing the mambo,
Three girls balling the jack,
And all the rest really did their best,
Boy, they sure were a lively pack,
I thought I was in heaven,
And all of these angels were mine,
But I woke up and I ended the dream,
Cause I had to get to work on time.

Well, thirteen women,
And only one man in town,
There was a thirteen women,
And only one man in town,
No, I can't tell you where I've been,
Cause I kinda think that someday,
I'll go back again,
To those thirteen women,
And me the only man around.
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I don't think I ever realized what these lyrics really say! The H bomb goes off, and it kills all the rest of the men, and he is saved, so now he is the only man and has all the women that survived, to himself. Although, it turns out to be just a dream in the end. Still, makes you realize it is a product of it's time, very definitively.
Great song, kind of ahead of its time. Bill had a great band, I don't think enough people appreciate how he took different styles and put them together to help make rock become what we know it to be today.
The best thing about this song is it's short :^ /
 chinaski wrote:
Claptons vocal style is awfully like that of Bill Haley. Hmm, who was recording first?

 
Eric was something like 10 years old when Bill Haley had his big hit.
Somewhat of a pity that Eric never adopted the Haley kiss-curl, perhaps he would have made it big. 
Claptons vocal style is awfully like that of Bill Haley. Hmm, who was recording first?
This song really belongs on the Fallout soundtrack.
Bill ... Trim it down to a manageable number. Be a sport call the band over.
 claya wrote:
Thinking of being in this guys predictment... just makes my back sore.

 
Just your back?  {#Bananasplit}
Sweet!
Where is this town?
Never heard this one before.  Probably cause of the B-side song of the 45rpm.  
 paisleydancer66 wrote:
He was my first memory of rock and roll; I was at a drive-in in Plainview, Tx having a root beer float in a frosted mug.

 
Fantastic imagery.
Thirteen women and only one man? Sounds like romeotuma's hotel room {#Dancingbanana_2}
{#Drummer}{#Heartkiss}{#Drummer} I'm dig'in this man - thanks Bill
Thinking of being in this guys predictment... just makes my back sore.
He was my first memory of rock and roll; I was at a drive-in in Plainview, Tx having a root beer float in a frosted mug.
 coloradojohn wrote:
Sometimes VITAL and ROCK N' ROLL GOOD that we be reminded, plugged into just how hot n' hoppin' this cool cat was way back when
 for sure. "Rock Around the Clock" kind of desensitized us to the coolness after 86 billion plays. 



Sometimes VITAL and ROCK N' ROLL GOOD that we be reminded, plugged into just how hot n' hoppin' this cool cat was way back when
thanks Bill !

released the year I was born, but I had never heard that song.  And that was supposed to be the A side?!

this is why I love RP ! 
 kingart wrote:
This sounds like a half dozen or more other acts. In some or most cases, Bill was there first. Johnny Rivers. Elvis. Stray Cats. And on and on. 

 

 
we are hearing the roots of rock.  
some good guitar licks...........
This sounds like a half dozen or more other acts. In some or most cases, Bill was there first. Johnny Rivers. Elvis. Stray Cats. And on and on.