Life is Better with a Plan

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This song was modified for “Life Get TeeJus, Don’t it” originally by Carson Jay Robison, 1890 -1957: Modified by Brad Happel

The original song was re-recorded by the likes of Doc Watson, Hank Williams Jr. and even Walter Brennan recorded a spoken version. One of Carson Jay Robison’s most recognizable songs was "Barnacle Bill the Sailor”.

This is a Song about a man who needs plan, but he got a referral from a squirrel.

Original: “Life Gets Tee-Jus, Don’t It.”  by Doc Watson

“Life Always Better with a Plan” By Brad Happel


The sun goes up

And the sun goes down

And he hands on the clock 

Goes around and round

I just get up

And shucks, it’s time to lay down,

Life’s always better with a plan


My shoes untied, but shuck, I don’t care

I reckon I’m not a goin’ anywhere

I’d wash my face and comb my hair

But it’s too much wasted effort


I open the door, & the flies swam in

I close the door. & I’m sweatin' again

And in the process, I cracked my shin

Life’s always better with a plan.


The cow went dry, & hen won’t lay

All the fish quit biting Saturday

My troubles keep pilling day by day

And now I’m a getting’ Dandruff

I sent my boy off to music school
And he promised to learn every rule
Now he’s back, and what do you know?
Living in the basement with an old banjo

I reach for my wallet, I got no cash
Look down at the gage, the car’s out of gas
It’s cold outside, I find my bottle of booze
Miles from home, get out my waking shoes

There’s a mouse a gnawing on my cupboard door
I guess he’s been at it a month or more
When he’s finished, he’ll sure be sore
There’s not a durn thing in it!

You can ask my honey, I been feeling kinda crummy
Everybody knows I not so good with money
I ask my friend the squirrel, to make me a referral.
I know his nuts are safe from winter peril

The death and taxes Pain and woe
And aches and misery
And now I’ve got A cold in my nose
Like’s always better with a plan

The sun goes up & the sun goes down
And the hands on the clock goes around & around & around
I just get up and shucks, it’s time to lay down
Tomorrow always better with a plan!

Just go downtown, I not fooling around
Ask Brad my man for a plan!!