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Lee Majors – The Unknown Stuntman lyrics

Well, I'm not the kind to kiss and tell, But I've been seen with Farrah.
I've never been with anything less than a nine, so fine.
I've been on fire with Sally Field, gone fast with a girl named Bo.
But somehow they just don't end up as mine...
It's a death-defying life I lead, I'll take my chances.
I've died for a living in the movies and tv.
But the hardest thing I'll ever do is watch my leading ladies,
Kiss some other guy while I'm bandaging my knee.

I might fall from a tall building, I might roll a brand-new car,
'Cause I'm the unknown stuntman that made Redford such a star.

I've never spent much time in school, but I taught ladies plenty.
It's true I hire my body out for pay, hey hey!
I've gotten burned over Cheryl Tiegs, blown up for Rachel Welch
But when I end up in the hay, it's only hay, hey hey!
I might jump an open drawbridge, or Tarzan from a vine,
'Cause I'm the unknown stuntman, that makes Eastwood look so fine.

They'll never make me president, but I got the best first ladies
Somedays I got 'em as far as the eye can see - ouee
A morning dive with Jacky Smith, a crash in the night with Cheryl
But in the end they never stay with me
On my fall from the Tower Building, so Burt Reynolds don't get hurt
I might leap the mighty Canyon, so he can kiss and flirt
While that smooth talker's kissing my girl - I'm just kissing dirt
Yes, I'm the lonely stuntman, that made a lover out of Burt

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    It's obvious that the song is about a lonely stuntman who can't seem to get a break with the women of Hollywood but the one thing that's interesting is were there is a brief cross over reference to his estranged wife Farrah at that time.
    Lee Majors did a really great job singing the theme song 'The Unknown Stuntman' since he had the right voice to sing it with.
    There is this one verse that was perfectly put together for one or two seasons, after that it was all out of sync.
    The verse goes... "But when I wind up hittin' the hay, it's only hay." For this portion the stunt scene showed a biplane coming in from off the field, racing through the farm property and crashes into a barn. After that the verse ends with the stuntman saying "Hey Hey!" as the stuntman is seen hitting the hay (thrown into the hay.
    In another variation of this verse that worked well too had a similar sinaro.
    The stuntman would sing "But when I wind up hittin' the hay", the biplane would be seen coming in off the field, through the farm and crashes into a barn. Followed by "it's only hay. as the stuntman is seen hitting the hay and "Hey Hey!" As the boards from the barn fall down upon the stuntman.

    Personally, with the Lee Majors wearing that leather jacket while hitting the hay and with him singing that verse the way he did sure added sexappeal to that stunt. I give him an enthusiastic "HEY HEY!"
    'Cause he's the unknown stuntman who made hitting the hay look so fine.
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      It's obvious that the song is about a lonely stuntman who can't seem to get a break with the women... Read more →

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