Phyllis Becker, Mark Schroer, Angela Hagenbach

Phyllis Becker, Mark Schroer, Angela Hagenbach

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Right On Time

Written By: Phyllis Becker, Mark Schroer, Angela Hagenbach

RIGHT ON TIME: A TRIBUTE TO BUCK O’NEIL

Verse 1

Playing ball and packin’ the stands,
See his stride, you know the man,
His story and all the glory of
Swinging at the park and down on vine.

Do you recall the earlier lines
And Jim Crow laws with white only signs
What mattered then was the skin you were in
In spite of it all buck was right on time.

Bridge
Some would say
Buck did not get his due
He could of been
Bitter, black, and blue…

Buck would say he didn’t see it like that;
The monarchs with buck blew out all the stats.
Steps up to the plate, speaks with the bat
See the ball arc over all those lines.

Verse 2
He practiced hard at work and play,
Never skipped a base. Times tells all;
Shows in his walk and his talk, Buck would say
Keep on swingin’, keep your eye on the ball.

A shake of the hand, a smile to show
A kiss on the cheek, a story or joke,
Buck never met someone he didn’t know.
Look at those diamonds shine in his eyes.

Bridge
You can bet
from the very start
he played from the heart.
No shame and no regrets.

A shake of the hand, a smile to show
A kiss on the cheek, quick with a rhyme,
Buck never met someone he didn’t know
Buck O’Neil is right on time

TAG
Buck O’Neil;
a man of fine distinction.

Buck O’Neil;
he’s one cool cat, watch him play.

Buck never met someone he didn’t know,
Buck O’Neil is right on time.

Copyright© by Phyllis Becker. Mark Schroer, Angela Hagnebach