IF YOU DON'T KNOW
(George Hamilton IV)
GEORGE HAMILTON IV (COLONIAL 420, 1956)

Well, back in the country in my home town
I'm the coolest fastest man around
I got a hot rod Ford and you oughta see it run
I went out ridin' with a friend of mine
We started passin' everybody way down the line
And I felt pretty big and boy we was havin' fun
Suddenly I didn't feel so fine
'Cause a highway cop pulled up behind
So I asked my friend if the cop was after me
He just sat there shakin' all over like ol' Elvis Presley and said:

Well, if you don't know, I ain't gonna tell you
From now on it's up to you fellow
Words don't count at a time like this

There was a little blond, lived down on the corner
All the boys thought that she was a goner
So I got me a date and we went for a ride one night
We rolled along and I held her hand
I felt just like a grown up man
Till she stood over close and hugged me up real tight
I started to stop to get out and run
But I didn't wanna miss out on all the fun
So I asked her to teach me to spoon beneath the moon
She just looked up at me
And winked them big beautiful blue eyes and said:

Well, if you don't know, I ain't gonna tell you
From now on it's up to you fellow
Words don't count at a time like this

I finally wised up and I learned all the tricks
And now I'm the coolest cat in the sticks
And I got more women than anybody else I know
I drink hard liquor and I drive fast cars
I like pretty gals and smoke filled bars
I'm a travelling man and I'm always on the go
There's some bootleg liquor bein' sold in town
And the sheriff's been huntin' all around
But nobody knows who the manufacturer is
You ask me why I drive a fifty-six Ford De Luxe
With two carburetors, souped up engine
High compression heads and overdrive, huh...

Well, if you don't know, I ain't gonna tell you
From now on it's up to you fellow
I think you know just what I'm talking about..