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Arlo Guthrie Stealin' Lyrics

Last updated: 01/14/2013 12:00:06 PM

Words end Music by Gus Cannon
Arranged and Adapted by Arlo Guthrie

Put your arms around me
Like a circle `round the sun
You know I'll love you baby
When my easy ridin's done

CHORUS:
You don't believe I love you
Look at the fool I've been
You don't believe I'm sinkin'
Look at he hole I'm In
Stealin' stealin'
Prefty mama don't you tell on me
I'm stealin' back to my
Same old used to be

Well I got me a woman
`Bout my size and height
She's a married woman
So you know she treats me right

CHORUS

Put your arms around me
Like a circle `round the sun
You know I'll love you baby
When my easy ridin's done

CHORUS

Well I got me a woman
`Bout my size and height
She's a married woman
So you know she treats me right
I don't believe I love you
Look at the fool I've been
I don't believe I'm sinkin"
Look at the hole I'm in

Stealin' stealin'
Pretty mama don't you tell on me
I'm stealin' back to my
Same old used to be

Stealin" back to my
same old used to be
Stealin" back to my
Same old used to be




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Actually.. | Reviewer: Alex | 1/14/13

If you read the wiki article there appears to be some debate about that, the song dates from the '20s, but it sounds as if it were a conglomeration of lyrics used in other songs, some by him, some not.. but he claims "put your arms around me like a circle round the sun" as being his. but you're definitely right about it being a fun song that nobody should ever shy away from singing if they want to.

Gus Cannon got there first | Reviewer: Susan Walker | 6/13/11

Much as I admire Arlo Guthrie, anyone who stumbled on this page might come away with the impression that the song is Arlo's own.
Gus Cannon did it way back and I suspect that versions of the song had been doing the rounds for a while even then. This is a classic old time blues and I don't think anyone should be shy of singing it where and whenever whether for "educational purposes" or not.