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Hank Thompson
"Johnny On The Spot" lyrics

Johnny On The Spot

Johnny on the spot
Johnny on the spot
Stop on a dime and there on time
Johnny on the spot

Now round the house when I was a boy
I used to help out a lot
Mom and Dad both called me their
Johnny on the spot

Now the other kids were jealous
Cause spankings I never got
And any time I was needed
I was Johnny on the spot

When it came to sports
I was really a hoss
I could run and kick and pass
I could hit a basket from twenty feet
On the track team I was fast

Who do you think at the championship
Came up with the home run shot?
With two men out in the bottom of the nineth
I was Johnny on the spot

Johnny on the spot
Johnny on the spot
All alone in the old endzone
Johnny on the spot

Then in my early manhood
I joined the US Marines
I volunteered for overseas
And they sent me to the Philippines

Then I was captured by the enemy
When the fighting was getting hot
They say if you're gonna get that firing squad
Man, I was Johnny on the spot

Then the war was over in the nick of time
And I saw our boys arrive
With my back to the wall I had a close call
I was glad to get out of there alive

Then they handed out the medals
There was two or three I got
I was in the parade when the truce was made
I was Johnny on the spot

Johnny on the spot
Johnny on the spot
Hanging there tough when the going was rough
I was Johnny on the spot

Then I kinda got to be a rounder
Laid around all day
Hung out down at the pool hall
And drew my unemployment pay

With nothing to lose I took to the booze
And honky tonked a lot
And guess who married the queen of clubs
Old Johnny on the spot

We didn't hit it off too well
She was meaner than a bucket of snakes
She got herself a lawyer
And said, "You're gonna pay for your mistakes"

Here I am in the old fieldhouse
Sleeping it out in a cot
The banks don't lend that alimony money
To Johnny's on the spot

Johnny on the spot
Johnny on the spot
From matrimony to alimony
Johnny on the spot

Authors: E.C. Wood