SHOTGUN BOOGIE
(Ford)
TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD (Capitol 1295, 1950)

There stands in the corner with the barrel so straight
I looked out the window and over the gate
The big fat rabbits are jumpin' in the grass
Wait till they hear my old shotgun blast
Shotgun boogie, I done saw your track
Look out mister rabbbit when I cock my hammer back
Well, over on the ridge is shady park
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 the shotgun boogie, all I need is one shot
Look out bushy tail, 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 mister dove, when she draws her 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 got a sixteen gage, choked down like a rifle
He don't like a man that's a gonna trifle
Shotgun boogie, draws the bead so fine
Look out big boy, he's loaded all the time

Well, I called on her pap like a gentleman oughta
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 outran the shot
Shotgun boogie, I wanted wedding bells
I'll be back little gal, when your pappie runs out of shells