Swamp Yankee

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Grayson Hugh

Grayson Hugh (Hartford, Connecticut, October 30, 1960) is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, Hammond B3 organ player and composer. more »


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Ayup
I'm goin' down east
I'm goin' under
Gonna fill my boots
With the rain & thunder
From Ammonoosuc
Down to Chicopee
I'm gonna ride this river
Right to the sea

I ain't no punk (ain't no punk)
Just a little bit stanky (a little bit stanky)
I got the funk (I got the funk)
I'm a swamp yankee (swamp yankee)
Swamp yankee
Yes I am, swamp yankee

Y'see, my grandpa
He's a half Pequot
Scrapin' a livin'
From a lobster pot
He was raised
By the mooncussers
Methodist deacons
Them turkey buzzards
Grew a family
Of his own
Put down roots
In a field of stone

He ain't no punk (ain't no punk)
Just a little bit cranky (a little bit cranky)
He got the funk (he got the funk)
Of a swamp yankee (swamp yankee)
Swamp yankee
Ah, yes he is, yes he is
Swamp yankee
Hey, ayuh

It's been hardscrabble
Since the mill shut down
But I'm a barnacle
On the edge of town
I built this trailer (oh yes he did)
In the sand
So let the tide come in, I don't care
I'm a lobster man

I ain't no punk (ain't no punk)
Just a little bit stanky (a little bit stanky)
I got the funk (I got the funk)
I'm a swamp yankee (swamp yankee)
I got a yard fulla junk (yard fulla junk)
Ain't nothin' swanky (nothin' swanky)
I got the funk (I got the funk)
I'm a, I'm a, I'm a, I'm a
I'm a swamp yankee
Oh, nothin' but a swamp yankee
Yes I am, now lookit, baby
I got the claw
Of a lobstermon
And when I go to work
I get the job done
Tell ya I got the claw
Of nothin' but a swamp yankeemon

Heya ya heya ya, heya ya hey, heya ya heya, hey hey yahey
Heya ya heya ya, heya ya hey, heya ya heya, hey hey yahey
Yaya yaya heya ya, hey yaya heya hey, yaya ya yaya, heyhey. ya yaya hey
Yaya yaya heya ya, hey yaya heya hey, yaya ya yaya, heyhey. ya yaya hey
Heya ya heya ya, heya ya hey, heya ya heya, hey hey yahey
Heya ya heya ya, heya ya hey, heya ya heya, hey hey yahey

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