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Bill Haley And His Comets: Thirteen Women (And Only One Man in Town) | Song-Factsheet

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Song «Thirteen Women (And Only One Man in Town)» von Bill Haley And His Comets.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1954 05 10 (Single), 1954 04 12 (Rec.)
Label: Decca [USA] 29124
Songwriter Dickie Thompson
Produktion: Milt Gabler
Genre: Rock'n'Roll - Northern-Band-Style

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Vorder- bzw. Rückseite von Rock Around The Clock. Die Single wurde 75'000 Mal verkauft. Erst dann wurde sie zum Soundrack von Blackboard Jungle und wurde so zum Megahit.
Der Song ist eine etwas billige Männerphantasie: Der Erzähler träumt vom Einschlag einer H-Bombe, den nur er und 13 Frauen überleben. Alle dreizehn stehen ihm zu Diensten, was "Heaven on earth" sei. Am Ende wacht der Erzähler auf und muss zur Arbeit. – Sein Traum ist der Wunschtraum einer verkehrten Welt, in der einer, der für andere arbeitet, vom Knecht zum Herrn aufsteigt und das Ganze auf Kosten der Frauen, die ihm im übertragenen Sinn den Bauch pinseln..

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Bill Haley And His Comets
Dickie Thompson
Milt Gabler

Lyrics

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