Re: RARA-AVIS: Man's Gotta Do

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 26 Jul 2000

On Tue, 25 Jul 2000, Terrill Lankford wrote:

> > Does anyone know where and when someone first said "A man's gotta do
> > what a man's gotta do"?
> Uh, I think that would have been Adam in Eden.

Wouldn't it be more fit for us Rara-avians to say that it was Cain? (Sounds like this is going way past off-topic... A scholar friend of mine just asked this and I couldn't answer her. I know it's in some Western movie, but I think it has been common saying for years.)


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