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Floyd Cramer – The Entertainer Lyrics

I am the entertainer,
I come to do my show. I am the entertainer,
And I’ve had to pay my price. But if I go cold,
I won’t get sold. I am the entertainer,
I bring to you my songs. I can’t remember faces,
I don’t remember names. Ah, it took me years to write it,
They were the best years of my life. But it ran too long. I can’t stay that long. You’ve heard my latest record,
It’s been on the radio. FLOYD CRAMERThe Entertainer Lyrics
I am the entertainer,
And I know just where I stand:
Another serenader,
And another long-haired band. I may have won your hearts. I am the entertainer,
And I know just where I stand:
Another serenader,
And another long-haired band. Gotta get those fees
To the agencies. ‘Cause after a while
And a thousand miles,
It all becomes the same. I got to stay in line. Ah, but still they come to haunt me,
Still they want their say. If you’re gonna have a hit,
You gotta make it fit–
So they cut it down to 3:05. But I know the game,
You will forget my name,
And I won’t be here
In another year,
If I don’t stay on the charts. I am the entertainer,
The idol of my age. No, I’ve got to meet expenses. It was a beautiful song. Ah, you’ve seen me in the papers,
I’ve been in the magazines. The things I did not know at first,
I learned by doin’ twice. And I’d love to stay,
But there’s bills to pay,
So I just don’t have the time. But I know the game,
You will forget my name,
And I won’t be here
In another year,
If I don’t stay on the charts. Today I am your champion. So I’ve learned to dance
With a hand in my pants,
And they rub my neck,
And I write ’em a check,
And they go their merry way. I may have won your hearts. I’ve played all kinds of palaces,
And laid all kinds of girls. I’ll get put in the back
In the discount rack,
Like another can of beans. I am the entertainer,
Been all around the world. Today I am your champion. I make all kinds of money,
When I go on the stage. Ah, but what the hell,
You know it’s just as well. I’d like to spend a day or two.