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The Dirtiest Town In The West Lyrics

"The Dirtiest Town In The West" was written by Romano, Joseph Louis.
"The Dirtiest Town In The West" was written by Romano, Joseph Louis.

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Balladeer: (?)
They called it Dirty Gulch, and this is how it got its name
Everyone who chewed some gum or ate a candy bar
Would throw the wrapper on the ground and leave it lyin' thar

Citizens: Aye oo, Aye aa
The dirtiest town in the west
Ooh ooh ooh

Balladeer: Soon the people of the town all started turning mean.
They swore:

Citizens: This is the yuckiest place that I have ever seen!

(Man: This is terrible!)

Balladeer: But still they dropped their newspapers, (?), and rags.
Banana peels and pop-top tabs and empty paper bags.

Citizens: Aye oo, Aye aa
The dirtiest town in the west
Ooh ooh ooh

(A stranger comes riding into town on a horse.)

Balladeer: Then one day a marshal came a'ridin' o'er the hills.
He said:

Marshal: My name's McClean, and I am here to cure your ills!

Balladeer: Then from his mighty steed he jumped. He said:

McClean: I have a plan.
We'll pick the garbage off the ground and put it in a can.

Citizens: Aye oo, Aye aa
He's gonna put the trash in a can.
Ooh ooh ooh

Balladeer: The marshal pushed his sleeves up high and grabbed his trusty broom.
He said:

McClean: This trash is ugly, and it's unhealthy, too!

Balladeer: Soon the people of the town joined in and did the same.
And then the town of Dirty Gulch had to change its name.

Citizens: Aye oo, Aye aa
The cleanest town in the west
Ooh ooh ooh

(McClean: Okay, people, and I want you to keep this town this way. Don't forget!)

Songwriters
ROMANO, JOSEPH LOUIS

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Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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