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If I Had a Boat
Lyle Lovett Lyrics


And if I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
I said me upon my pony on my boat

Now if I were Roy Rogers
I'd sure enough be single
I couldn't bring myself to marrying old Dale
It'd just be me and Trigger
We'd go ridin' through them movies
And we'd buy a boat and on the sea we'd sail

And if I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
I said me upon my pony on my boat

And now the mystery masked man was smart
He got himself a Tonto
'Cause Tonto did the dirty work for free
But Tonto he was smarter
And one day said, "Kemo sabe
Kiss my ass I bought a boat
I'm going out to sea"

And if I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
Said me upon my pony on my boat

And if I were like lightning
I wouldn't need no sneakers
Well I'd come and go whenever I would please
And I'd scare 'em by the shade tree
And I'd scare 'em by the light pole
But I would not scare my pony
On my boat out on the sea

And if I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
I said me upon my pony on my boat
I said me upon my pony on my boat

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: Lyle Pearce Lovett

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Awzan Atnok

And if I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
I said me upon my pony on my boat

If I were Roy Rogers
I'd sure enough be single
I couldn't bring myself to marrying old Dale
It'd just be me and Trigger
We'd go ridin' through them movies
Then we'd buy a boat and on the sea we'd sail

And if I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
I said me upon my pony on my boat

Now the mystery masked man was smart
He got himself a Tonto
'Cause Tonto did the dirty work for free
But Tonto he was smarter
And one day said kemo sabe
Kiss my ass I bought a boat
I'm going out to sea

And if I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
Me upon my pony on my boat

And if I were like lightning
I wouldn't need no sneakers
Well I'd come and go whenever I would please
And I'd scare 'em by the shade tree
And I'd scare 'em by the light pole
But I would not scare my pony on my boat out on the sea

And if I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
I said me upon my pony on my boat, I said me upon my pony on my boat



johnny zell

And if I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
I said me upon my pony on my boat
Now if I were Roy Rogers
I'd sure enough be single
I couldn't bring myself to marrying old Dale
It'd just be me and Trigger
We'd go ridin' through them movies
And we'd buy a boat and on the sea we'd sail
And if I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
I said me upon my pony on my boat
And now the mystery masked man was smart
He got himself a Tonto
'Cause Tonto did the dirty work for free
But Tonto he was smarter
And one day said, "Kemo sabe
Kiss my ass I bought a boat
I'm going out to sea"
And if I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
Said me upon my pony on my boat
And if I were like lightning
I wouldn't need no sneakers
Well I'd come and go whenever I would please
And I'd scare 'em by the shade tree
And I'd scare 'em by the light pole
But I would not scare my pony
On my boat out on the sea
And if I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
I said me upon my pony on my boat
I said me upon my pony on my boat



Biggles

And if I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
I said me upon my pony on my boat

If I were Roy Rogers
I'd sure enough be single
I couldn't bring myself to marrying an old Dale
Well, it'd just be me and Trigger
We'd go riding through them movies
Then we'd buy a boat and on the sea we'd sail

And if I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
I said me upon my pony on my boat

The mystery masked man was smart
He got himself a Tonto
'Cause Tonto did the dirty work for free
But Tonto he was smarter
And one day said kemo sabe
Well, kiss my ass, I bought a boat
I'm going out to sea
And if I had a boat
I'd go…



Patrick Montgomery

And if I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
I said me upon my pony on my boat
If I were Roy Rogers
I'd sure enough be single
I couldn't bring myself to marrying an old Dale
Well, it'd just be me and Trigger
We'd go riding through them movies
Then we'd buy a boat and on the sea we'd sail
And if I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
I said me upon my pony on my boat
The mystery masked man was smart
He got himself a Tonto
'Cause Tonto did the dirty work for free
But Tonto he was smarter
And one day said kemo sabe
Well, kiss my ass, I bought a boat
I'm going out to sea
And if I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
I said me upon my pony on my boat
And if I were like lightning
I wouldn't need no sneakers
I'd come and go wherever I would please
And I'd scare 'em by the shade tree
And I'd scare 'em by the light pole
But I would not scare my pony on my boat out on the sea
And if I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
I said me upon my pony on my boat
I said me upon my pony on my boat



Trip Lucid

A great song about goals & inspirations, and over all : practically a song that's an adventure in itself! ( With surrealistic undertones) In a funny way in this video he looks like a cross between eraserhead and young Bob Dylan!
☆◇ This guy's is just a great musician!! += to all the Hunter S. Thompson fans =
this is one of his favorite songs: of all time, even made sure that the man himself was there live at the funeral/memorial where they cannon blasted his ashes into the air playing this very song, + also Bob Dylan is Mr. Tambourine man another top favorite of HST's he also liked= Grateful Dead's= Friend of the devil + the Rolling Stone's "Sympathy for the devil" And "Street fighting man"
... And I know that Lyle Lovett did a truly wonderful arrangement that was just intricately awesome of "friend of the devil"
If you Ask me, that song speaks a lot to the kind of "Neal Cassady" AKA "On the Road"s "Dean Moriarty" character-s that run about America. Traveling on lust in kicks,& in the like.
However HST was also a devoted big fan of John Prine + CCR...so if you want to find more music that Hunter S. Thompson liked, that's also just great music anyway.
Music in the kind of tradition/awesomeness like this song is... then you should check out the sound tracks "Gonzo: the life and work of Hunter Thompson" ( From a righteous/ Intelligent... Documentary film of the same name)
+ "Where Were You When the Fun Stopped?" Those are 2 great compilations Albums- comprised of songs Hunter S. Thompson liked but damn it, also comprised also of songs that any real music fan should love/know!

Also if you like this kind of music playing= definitely John Prine and Townes Van Zandt,& Gram Parsons + Chris Knight + Arlo Guthrie... are a few other names to check out ... also you might like these recent bands= Trambled by Turtles, or Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros! Hope you check em' out... however must have pretty damn good taste in music to be here already... so Cheers for that friends, & music fiends!!!!
P.L.U.R TO YOU ALL!



All comments from YouTube:

doctordave

I used to sing this song as a lullaby to both my kids when they were little. Which means I probably sang it twice a day for at least 4 years. That's what? Close to 3000 times? Still not tired of it.

Lisa Bailey

So sweet ❤️ my kids lullabies were Paul Simon's "Saint Judy's Comet" for my boy and Townes Van Zant "Katie Belle Blues" for my girl.

4930driver

I did also

Bishop Muzoreva

They've must have been laughing their asses of from these lyrics hahaha😅still do

Adifah S.

aww thats beautiful.

Frank Sabatino

Never had kids but was just thinking this would be a great lullaby, probably due to the pony.

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David Scott

One of the greatest and most underrated and underappreciated artists of his generation. A true talent through & through.

Bishop Muzoreva

@Ron J Too bad he never won the Pony on the boat ride of the year award

Bishop Muzoreva

hahaha ye a real comedian when it comes to lyrics😆

Carol D

I adore this tragic hero

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