Shot Gun Boogie

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Tennessee Ernie Ford

Ernest Jennings Ford (February 13, 1919 – October 17, 1991), better known as Tennessee Ernie Ford, was an American recording artist and television host who enjoyed success in the country and Western, pop, and gospel musical genres. Today, he is best remembered for his hit recording of "Sixteen To… more »

There it stands in the corner with the barrel so straight 
I looked out the winder and over the gate
The big fat rabbits are jumpin' in the grass 
Wait 'til they hear my old shotgun blast

 Shotgun boogie, I done saw your track 
Look out Mr.Rabbit when I cock my hammer back

Well, over on the ridge is a scaly bark
 Hickory nuts so big you can see 'em in the dark
The big fat squirrels, they scratch and they fight 
I'll be on that ridge before daylight 

With a shotgun boogie, all I need is one shot
Look out bushy tails, tonight you'll be in the pot

Well, I met a pretty gal, she was tall and thin
I asked her what she had, she said, "A fox four ten"
I looked her up and down, said, "Boy, this is love"
So we headed for the brush to shoot a big fat dove

 Shotgun boogie, boy, the feathers flew
Look out Mr.Dove when she draws a bead on you

I sat down on a log, took her on my lap
She said wait a minute bud, you got to see my pap
He's gotta sixteen gauge choked down like a rifle 
He don't like a man that's gonna trifle

 Shotgun boogie, draws a bead so fine
Look out big boy, he's loaded all the time

Well, I called on her pap like a gentleman oughter
He said, "No brush hunter's gonna get my daughter"
He cocked back the hammer right on the spot
When the gun went off I outrun the shot

 Shotgun boogie, I wanted weddin' bells 
I'll be back little gal, when your pappy runs out of shells

Written by: ERNEST J. FORD

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