Kris Kristofferson



Into operations about a month ago

A stranger came

a walking kinda a cool and slow

He carried him a club and a bullwhip too

And he looked like he was looking for a butt to chew

Well pilots started quaking

All the men were shaking



He said, I’m Lash Shagnasty

And he says, I’m mean

I’m a new broom that’s a gonna sweep clean

I’m giving you a warning about the things you do

There’s a right way, a wrong way, and my way too

Well if you do it my way you’ll keep earning flight pay




            Well we wore jump boots, flight suits, helmet liners too

            Sleeping bags and field bags wherever we flew

            Lash wasn’t happy ‘til we all felt crappy



He said I want this place a looking like it’s fit to kill

Everything got painted that was standing still

In a little while we had a real bad scene

He yelled, some dirty bastard painted old Jeep green

When he saw what he had painted

Hadley nearly fainted



**Repeat Chorus


Well, if you’re still a wondering who it is we mean

Look until you find a dog that’s painted green

Lash will be somewhere in the neighborhood

Just chewing on the britches of old Jim Good

If you don’t believe it

Come on out and see it


Words by Kris Kristofferson c. Jody Ray Publishing, Inc. (BMI) All Rights Reserved


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