Long Legged Lover 

©1990 Andrew Calhoun, recorded on Hope. 

I wanna thank my long legged lover, 
And she'd thank me, I suppose; 
I wanna thank that long legged lover, 
Who sewed me a new suit of clothes. 

That old suit was so ill-fitting, 
Too thin to keep me warm; 
With flaws in the size and the stitching, 
To bind a changing form.


Maybe it was my mother, 
Maybe my angry wife; 
Who sewed that suit so tight on me, 
I couldn't get it off myself.


This new suit is so damn pretty,
I can't believe it's mine; 
Ain't that temptress a beauty,
And don't the emperor look fine.