All songs written by Vito Petroccitto Jr

copyright 1990-2019

ASCAP Philibuster Music

“Ain't No Gators”

 

Hear tell of a gator, lurkin round crum elbow creek  

Seen by some town folk, word is he's over six feet  

These people must be crazy, there ain't no gators  

Up here in the Empire State 

There's been, talk of a gator, stealin chickens from the Gilbert farm  

Cats and dogs are missing, folks can hear that reptile hissin after dark  

Well it's the third beast in a month, to make headlines,  

in the evening news! 

Well I can't believe there's a gator in Central Park  

And won't believe there's a gator up in Buffalo, NY  

Now I know that gators are found in the Everglades  

But gators in New York State? Well there ain't no way 

This talk its got me shakin, you know I'm trying to keep my cool 

Now every time I go swimming, well I just gotta check the pool! 

Im afraid i might get chomped, or become lunch,  

for an overgrown souvenir! 

Well I can't believe there's a gator in Central Park  

And won't believe there's a gator up in Buffalo, NY  

Now I know that gators are found in the Everglades  

But gators in New York State? Well there ain't no way 

I remember when I was 4 years old, my cousin got a pet 

It had a broad little snout a long thin tail and liked to get its feet wet  

When it got too big her daddy just made her, flush it down the bowl  

Where it went after that?...................Well know one knows! 

They're killed for coats and jackets 

And they hunt them for their skin 

Wallets, shoes and handbags 

Well it's a dog gone shame .......and a sin 

I'll bet these carnivores are angry 

And they're coming back......coming back for revenge 

Chorus

 “I’m so crazy bout ya baby”

 

Well I'm so crazy bout you baby, and I'm crazy for your lovin too 

Said I'm so crazy bout you baby, and I'm crazy for your lovin too 

I’m so outta my mind love, really don’t know what to do (Lovin you) 

Somethings wrong with me baby, cause I just can’t, stay away 

Must be something wrong with me baby ,cause I just can’t, stay away 

I’m so crazy bout you baby, I tremble when you look my way 

Solo 

Well you drive me wild woman, losin my self control 

Said you drive me wild woman, lost my self control 

I’m so crazy bout you baby,  

Well I’d drive down to Texas, just to hold your hand 

Said I’d drive all the way to Texas, just to hold your hand 

I’m crazy bout you baby, won’t you let me be your man 

Solo 

Well I'm so crazy bout you baby, and I'm crazy for your lovin too 

Said I'm so crazy bout you baby, and I'm crazy for your lovin too 

I’m so outta my mind love, really don’t know what to do (Lovin you)

“New Orleans Is Callin” 

 

Well I've always felt the magic, 

Got a deep yearning pain 

An old soul connection 

That I just can't explain 

Always felt a tug 

Always had desire 

Love within my heart 

A special kind of fire 

 

New Orleans is calling 

New Orleans is calling 

New Orleans is calling 

Time to hit the road.  

New Orleans is calling 

 

Life is getting tougher 

And I sure am feelin old 

I’d like to, Pass a good time 

And drop this heavy load 

Packin up my bags 

packin my guitars 

Drivin i10 

It’s written in the stars 

 

New Orleans is calling 

New Orleans is calling 

New Orleans is calling 

Time to hit the road.  

New Orleans is calling 

 

Cryin for the bayou 

Zydeco so  sweet 

Louisiana Gumbo 

New Orleans and me 

Give me that French quarter 

Bourbon street, and beads 

Cajun, to the creole , 

Martis gras New Orleans 

 

New Orleans is calling 

New Orleans is calling 

New Orleans is calling 

Time to hit the road.  

New Orleans is calling

“In The Buff”

 

I had just turned sixteen, finally old enough to drive 

Took my written permit test, and I scored a ninety five 

My mom and Dad agreed, along with sister Joan 

They'd take turns to teach me all the rules of the road 

 

My first lesson was with dad, I thought we'd use his Buick 

He said "fuggedabout it, that car's an automatic!" 

"Your mother and I decided, it's better that you learn 

A manual transmission, here's a gift that you have earned" 

 

So he pointed to the beast, my brother left behind 

With Tony off to college, that Chevy became mine 

So I gave the car a nickname, for it's noises, grunts, and snorts 

The "Great White Buffalo", and I called it BUFF for short 

 

In the buff, (in the buff), In the buff, (in the buff) 

Couldn't wait to take my road test in the buff 

With my daddy next to me, I'd soon be a licensee 

I always felt so comfy in the BUFF 

 

My next lesson was with sis, her import car was great 

She explained the pedals to me, she told me to concentrate 

She said "ok, let's try reverse", and I started grinding gears 

She yelled that's it, you're done, I ought to kick your little rear 

 

So it was back to my belair, with three gears on the tree 

A hurtin 8 track player, in the trunk a nest of bees 

That radio never worked, but that didn't bother me 

Cause that car was all mine, and I loved her 283 

 

In the buff, (in the buff), In the buff, (in the buff) 

Couldn't wait to take my road test in the buff 

With my daddy next to me, I'd soon be a licensee 

I always felt so comfy in the BUFF 

 

As a matter of fact, there were SO many things I did for the first time in the BUFF 

I took my drivers test, in the buff 

It's a miracle I passed it, in the buff 

I drove to school everyday! In the buff 

Cruised down Main Street, in the buff 

Did the drive thru car wash, in the buff 

Went to the Hyde Park drive in theater, in the buff 

I'd run my mother's errands, in the buff 

Why, I went on my first date, in the buff 

And I got my first speeding ticket, in the buff 

You know I drove to church on Sundays in the buff 

With my daddy next to me, I'd soon be a licensee 

I always felt so comfy in the buff, I always felt so comfy in the buff 

People loved to see me in the BUFF!!!!

“My Old Friend” 

It's been a longtime, since I've seen you, my old friend  

It's been a long time, since I made my way to the riverside  

It's been way too long, since I, prayed on my knees 

It's been a longtime, since I've seen you, my old friend 

 

Do you remember the days of old 

Time never mattered, so we'd talk all night  

While the moon, the moon danced all around us  

Do you remember the friends we had 

Some turned out special, and some went bad 

I'm always counting my blessings, live a day at a time 

 

It's been a longtime, since I've seen you, my old friend  

It's been a long time, since I made my way to the riverside  

It's been way too long, since I, prayed on my knees 

It's been a longtime, since I've seen you, my old friend 

Solo 

I see that people look after you 

You've seen some tough tides, and you've been misused  

Better days coming my friend, we got a long way to go  

I'll always know where to find you my friend  

Flowing by the old dock, across the railroad tracks  

When That old train whistle blows, gets me thinking of you 

 

It's been a longtime, since I've seen you, my old friend  

It's been a long time, since I made my way to the riverside 

 It's been way too long, since I, prayed on my knees 

It's been a longtime, since I've seen you, my old friend  

It's been a longtime, since I've seen you, my old friend