Dixie Fried

Carl Perkins

About Dixie Fried

"Dixie Fried" is a 1956 song written by Carl Perkins and Howard "Curley" Griffin and released as a single on Sun Records. The song was released as a 45 and 78 single, Sun 249, in August, 1956 backed with "I'm Sorry, I'm Not Sorry". The single reached no. 10 on the Billboard country and western chart in 1956. The single was also released in Canada on the Quality label as #1557. The record was reissued as a 45 single in 1979 on the Shelby Singleton-owned Sun Golden Treasure Series as Sun 10. Howard "Curley" Griffin was a singer and disc jockey from Jackson, Tennessee who quoted from the song in his own release, "Got Rockin' On My Mind", released in 1957 on the Atomic Records label as 305. Griffin uses the refrain "rave on" and "dixie fried". Griffin also co-wrote the song "Boppin' the Blues" with Carl Perkins in 1956. The 1958 Sonny West song "Rave On" was based on "Dixie Fried" and uses the refrain "rave on" from "Dixie Fried". 


Year:
2001
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Well on the outskirts of town, there's a little night spot
Dan dropped in about five o'clock
Pulled off his coat, said "The night is short."
He reached in his pocket and he flashed a quart

And hollered, "Rave on, children, I'm with ya!
Rave on, cats," he cried
"It's almost dawn and the cops are gone
Let's all get Dixie fried"

Now, Dan got happy and he started raving
He jerked out his razor, but he wasn't shaving
And all the cats knew to jump and hop,
'Cause he was born and raised in a butcher shop

He hollered, "Rave on, children, I'm with ya!
Rave on, cats," he cried
"It's almost dawn and the cops are gone
Let's all get Dixie fried."

The cops heard Dan when he started to shout
They all ran in to see what it was about
And I heard him holler when they led him away
He turned his head, and this is what he had to say

Hollered, "Rave on children, I'm with ya!
Rave on, cats," he cried
"It's almost dawn and the cops are gone
Let's all get Dixie fried"

Now, Dan was the bravest man that we ever saw
He let us all know he wasn't scared of the law
And through the black crossed bar he tossed a note to his dig
It said "It ain't my fault, hun, that I'm in here"

But hollered, "Rave on, children, I'm with you!
Rave on, cats," he cried

"It's almost dawn and the cops ain't gone,
And I've been Dixie fried

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Carl Perkins

Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) was an American rockabilly musician who recorded most notably at Sun Records Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, beginning during 1954. His best known song is "Blue Suede Shoes". more »

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Written by: HOWARD GRIFFIN, CARL L PERKINS

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