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Wolfgang 19 May 00 - 10:15 AM
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Subject: In and around Nashville
From: Wolfgang
Date: 19 May 00 - 10:15 AM

A transcription from Art Thieme's 'The older I get the better I was' CD. Don't praise me for the work, a native speaker did it for me. Thank you, Scott.

Wolfgang

IN AND AROUND NASHVILLE

Oh the roosters they lay eggs around Nashville,
Oh the roosters they lay eggs around Nashville,
Well the roosters they lay eggs, they're as big as old beer kegs,
They've got whiskers on their legs around Nashville.

    (Uncle Dave Macon.
    Of course Uncle Dave was at the Grand Ole Opry,
    or the granola opry if you want to be natural about it,
    for many years. This is one of those little songs that sort of
    put down one geographical area. They're kind of like the
    forerunner to ethnic jokes and light bulb jokes and things
    like that.)

Oh they chew tobacco thin around Nashville,
Oh they chew tobacco thin around Nashville,
Well they chew tobacco thin, and it runs down on their chin,
and they lick it in again around Nashville.
    (Pick it)

Well the women dress knee-high around Nashville,
All the women dress knee-high around Nashville,
Well the women dress knee-high, and as they go walking by,
It makes the old men cry around Nashville.

Now potatoes they grow small around Nashville,
Oh potatoes they grow small around Nashville,
Well potatoes they grow small, and they dig them in the fall,
And they eat them coats and all around Nashville.
    (This song came out right about Prohibition)

Herbert Hoover was elected from Nashville,
Herbert Hoover was elected from Nashville,
Herbert Hoover was elected, Al Smith he was rejected,
But he's very high respected around Nashville.

If you want to get a drink around Nashville,
If you want to get a drink around Nashville,
If you want to get a drink, give the Democrats a wink,
And you'll get it 'fore you think around Nashville.
    (Hot dog)

    (Thank you very much)

Uncle Dave Macon version (click)


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