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You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me, T-ville

Sorry to the younger Red Raider who fans might not identify with this song, but it does date back to "my era" and I couldn't resist. Here's a fitting farewell song for the former football coach, with appropriate apologies to Kenny Rogers, whose original version of "Lucille" can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SDVkdcO8ts.

T-ville

In a bar in West Texas, in a district called depot,
On a barstool he took off his hat.
I thought I'd get closer,
So I walked on over,
I sat down and asked him his name.
When the drinks finally hit him,
He said,"I'm a-quittin',
I don't get this passin' game.
I'm tired of wind blowin'
And me never knowin'
Where all these Tech fans are at."

In the mirror I saw him,
And I closely watched him.
I thought how he looked out of place.
He came to the head coach
Who sat there beside me.
He had a strange look on his face.
His head was a-baldin',
He looked like a weasel,
A man who could cause me no dread.
Then he started shaking,
His poor heart was breaking,
He turned to the head coach and said,

"You picked a fine time to leave me, T-ville,
With a big bowl before us and a team in the field.
We've had some bad times,
Lived through some sad times,
But I thought we'd get over that hill.
You picked a fine time to leave me, T-ville."

After he left us, I told coach ‘bout Cincy.
I thought he'd made "C-hance" look small.
From the lights of Jones Stadium to the plane to Ohio
We drove without talking at all.
He had reputation from the SEC nation.
I doubted he'd come out my way.
But Lubbock did break him and no one would take him,
So we ignored the words C-hance did say:

"You picked a fine time to leave me, T-ville,
With a big bowl before us and a team in the field.
You promised a championship,
Not just a sinkin' ship.
We had a good-ol'-boys deal.
You picked a fine time to leave me, T-ville."

"You picked a fine time to leave me, T-ville
With a big bowl before us and a team in the field.
We've had some bad times,
Lived through some sad times,
But I thought we'd get over that hill.
You picked a fine time to leave me, T-ville."

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Viva The Matadors' writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Viva The Matadors' writers or editors.</em>

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