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Lyr Add: Herding Cattle In A Cadillac CoupDeVille

cnd 23 Sep 15 - 08:34 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Herding Cattle In A Cadillac CoupDeVille
From: cnd
Date: 23 Sep 15 - 08:34 PM

Though not written by him (according to the source I found, at least), this song seems to very accurately describe David "Stringbean" Akeman's life, who is the first person I heard sing it. A child during the Great Depression, Stringbean was known to be fearful of the banks (so much so that he was sadly murdered by some thieves looking for his hidden money. They didn't find it, but it was found a couple of years ago in a brick in his fireplace, deteriorated beyond use), and didn't spend his large sums of money on earthly things, even living on his farm. His one indulgence, however, was his 1974 Cadillac Coup de Ville.

Herding Cattle in a Cadillac Coupe de Ville
(Jack Logan)

Well, I live out in the valley, the valley which is green
I've got the finest neighbor that you've have ever seen
I've got a honey pot and a fritter tree and I'm really doing well
I'm herding cattle in an air-conditioned Cadillac Coupe de Ville

Well a honey pot and a fritter tree is where I spend my time
Eating country ham and biscuits, drinking elderberry wine
Three cents a week is all I spend but I get my biggest thrill
When I'm a herding cattle in and air-conditioned Cadillac Coupe de Ville

Well I wouldn't hardly say I'm rich, I'm living like I should
I'm living the life of Reilly, Reilly ain't never had it this good
Well, I like this kind of living and I guess I always will
I'm-a herding cattle in an air-conditioned Cadillac Coupe de Ville

Well I've got science baffled, also the blue-eyed world
I fish when I get ready and I love to hunt them squirrel
You'll find me every morning when the sun comes over the hill
Herding cattle in an air conditioned Cadillac Coupe de Ville
Yeah, I'm a-herding cattle in an air conditioned Cadillac Coupe de Ville


Lyrics and author source: http://www.robinandlinda.com/live.html Scroll down to the one titled "HERDING CATTLE IN A CADILLAC COUPE DE VILLE" (lyrics slightly altered to match the sound clip I had).

Listen to it online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-Eb83oOZOw


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