Who's Gene Autry? (Cash Johnny)

Whoopi tai ai oh, rockin' to and fro Back in the saddle again My little boy said, "Daddy, who's Gene Autry?" His old movie was comin' on TV And I said, "Let me tell you about him, son" And I took him upon my knee "Why, when I was a little boy about your size And just about every Saturday night When I could scrape up a dime for the movies And when my Daddy said alright" "I'd be right downtown at the picture show Like everybody else that could To see a handsome man On a big fine stallion goin' about, doin' good" Singin', "Whoopi tai ai oh, rockin' to and fro Put him back in the saddle again Whoopi tai ai yeh, let him go on his way Back in the saddle again" "Well, he could ride his horse and play his guitar And sing all at the same time And I was ridin' right along there beside him On that broomstick pony of mine" "And you know his pistol never ran out of bullets When the bad guys had to be stopped And somehow his bullets never drew any blood But the bad guys dropped when he shot" "Yeah, old Gene was an image of justice And goodness and purity And in the eyes of a poor, little country boy He made the world look better to me" Singin', "Whoopi tai ai oh, rockin' to and fro Put him back in the saddle again Whoopi tai ai yeh, let him go on his way Back in the saddle again" "And you know the way He rescued the rancher's daughter He'd sent a thrill right up the aisle And the endin' would always send us home With a good victorious smile" "Now you ask me, 'Who's Gene Autry?' Well, son, go ahead and watch the show And then ride off into the sunset with him Like I did forty years ago" Singin', "Whoopi tai ai oh, rockin' to and fro Put him back in the saddle again Whoopi tai ai yeh, let him go on his way Back in the saddle again"