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Lyr Req: Razorback Steak (Jimmy Driftwood)

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GUEST,Camp Tuckahoe, PA, Webelos Residence Camp 20 02 Jul 09 - 07:50 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: RAZORBACK STEAK (Jimmy Driftwood)
From: GUEST,Roll&Go-C
Date: 14 Feb 01 - 08:00 PM

I ran across this fragment of an old Jimmy Driftwood song in your database, which I made notes of back in 1965 while sailing in the Carribean. Hope someone is still interested!

RAZORBACK STEAK
(Jimmy Driftwood)

A razorback hog is as wild as a buck,
And the hunter who hunts him had better have luck;
You fill him with buckshot and rifle balls too,
And he'll turn around and make shoe strings of you.

Chorus:

If you think it's tender, you're crazy,
You can't stick your fork in the gravy;
Razorback steak, razorback steak,
Lost all my teeth on that razorback steak;
It's tough as can be,
Made a man out of me,
Give me some more of that razorback steak.

When Ol' Hickory Jackson met Sir Pakenham,
The British were full of hot biscuits and ham;
While the Tennessee boys were as poor as a snake,
For all they'd been eatin' was razorback steak…

When you see a gentlemen down in the South,
With a big sausage grinder way back in his mouth;
If he gives a Rebel yell, make no mistake,
He's lookin' for a woman or a razorback steak…

When I get to Heaven, I'll ask Mr. Divine,
Don't want no ambrosia to eat with my wine;
Just give me a hunk of hot corndogger cake,
A bowel of red gravy and a razorback steak…


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Subject: Razorback Steak, All verses
From: GUEST,G. Ren
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 09:56 PM

I'm a scout leader looking for all the verses to razorback steak. This site has the first two verses. I know there are more. Can anyone help?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Razorback Steak, All verses
From: GUEST,Greycap
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 03:02 AM

Hey, Scouter, I've got them at home - wait ten hours or so and I'll do 'em for you. It is the Jimmy Driftwood song, isn't it? Local time here is 0800 GMT


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Razorback Steak, All verses
From: GUEST,Greycap
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 03:26 PM

I can't find the cassette - give me a bit longer,like 24 hours, I do know I have it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Razorback Steak, All verses
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 06 Dec 01 - 12:07 AM

We may have it in the library at work. I will check tomorrow.


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Subject: Lyr Add: RAZORBACK STEAK (Jimmy Driftwood)
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 06 Dec 01 - 04:22 PM

Here are the words and a note included by Jimmy in volume 2 of his booklet of poetry and songs.

RAZORBACK STEAK
(Jimmy Driftwood)

When Old Hick'ry Jackson met Sir Pakenham,
The British were full of hot biscuits and ham,
While the Tennessee boys ere as "pore" as a snake,
For all they'd been eatin' was Razorback Steak.

A razorback hog is as wild as a buck,
And the hunter who hunts him had better have luck,
You can fill him with buckshot and rifle balls too,
And he'll turn around and make shoestrings of you.

When you see a gentleman down in the South,
With a big sausage-grinder way back in his mouth,
When he gives a rebel yell, make no mistake,
He's a looking for a woman or Razorback Steak.

When I get to heaven as Mr. Devine,
Don't want no ambrosia to eat with my wine,
Just give me a chunk of hot corndodger cake,
A bowl of red gravy and a Razorback Steak.

If you think its tender you're crazy
You can't stick your fork in the gravy!

Razorback Steak, Razorback Steak,
Lost all my teeth on that Razorback Steak,
Its tough as can be, made a man out of me,
Give me some more of that Razorback Steak.

Note:
DeSoto brought a drove of hogs with him when he came seeking treasure and the fountain of youth. Many went AWOL and reproduced in the wilds of America, until there were thousands of wild hogs, called razorbacks, by the time settlers came west of Mississippi. Fried lean meat of wild hogs was called Razorback Steak


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Razorback Steak, All verses
From: GUEST,G.REN
Date: 14 Dec 01 - 07:39 PM

Thanks for the help, that's what I was looking for.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Razorback Steak, All verses
From: MMario
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 10:01 AM

still looking for a tune for this as well...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Razorback Steak, All verses
From: Charley Noble
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 01:46 PM

MMario-

Remind me to sing it for you at The Mystic Sea Music Festival.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Razorback Steak (Jimmy Driftwood)
From: JimmyDriftwoodMan
Date: 25 Jul 04 - 05:41 PM

we're doing what we can and would like Jimmy Driftwood people to contact us. www.JimmyDriftwoodLegacyProject.com


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Subject: Song Tucumcari
From: GUEST,mhannah1@swbell.net
Date: 24 Sep 04 - 04:59 PM

Anyone have the words to Jimmy Driftwood's Tucumcari?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Razorback Steak (Jimmy Driftwood)
From: Flash Company
Date: 25 Sep 04 - 10:08 AM

Guest- Arkie,
These are pretty much the words as I recall Jimmy singing them, although I think your verse 2 was verse 1 and vice versa.

Good song!

FC


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Subject: Lyr Add: RAZORBACK STEAK (Jimmy Driftwood)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Jun 05 - 03:18 AM

Here's a message posted yesterday with lyrics that are a bit different:
    The Mudcat Café TM
    Thread #76828   Message #1364889
    Posted By: GUEST,jeff lawson
    14-Jun-05 - 07:27 PM
    Thread Name: razorback steak
    Subject: razorback steak
    The lyrics in the DB aren't complete, I just typed these up by hand, so, if you're interested at all, enjoy :-)

    A razorback hog is as wild as a buck
    And a hunter who hunts him had better had luck
    You fill him with buckshot, and rifle balls, too
    And he'll turn around and make shoestrings of you

    When Ol' Hick'ry Jackson met Sir Packingham
    The British were full of hot biscuits and ham
    While the tennessee boys boys were as pore as a snake
    For all they'd been a-eatin' was razorback steak

    Chorus:
    If you think it's tender, you're crazy
    You cain't stick your fork in the gravy
    Razorback steak, razorback steak
    Lost all my teeth on that razorback steak
    It's tough as can be, made a man out of me
    Give me some more of that razorback steak

    When you see a gentleman down in the south
    With a big sausage grinder way back in his mouth
    When he gives a rebel yell, make no mistake
    He's a-lookin for a woman, or a razorback steak

    When i get to heaven, at which their divine
    Don't want no ambrosia to eat with my wine
    Just give me a chunk of hot corn-dodger cake
    A bowl of red gravy, and a razorback steak

    (chorus)

The Version in the DT is only a fragment. Nice to have the complete song now.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Razorback Steak (Jimmy Driftwood)
From: GUEST,Thanks guys ive been lookin for these about
Date: 23 Jun 05 - 02:56 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Razorback Steak (Jimmy Driftwood)
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 23 Jun 05 - 03:38 PM

Hey Joe,

It's 'Sir PAKENHAM' as in Lord Pakenham. Also turns up in Driftwood/Morris's "Battle of New Orleans"

Hoot


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Any Jimmie Driftwood songs?
From: GUEST,John
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 10:00 AM

Does anyone have the lyrics to Razorback Steak? I remember learning this song many years ago as a bo scout. Now I'm the leader for my son's Cub Scout Den and I want to teach all the boys this funny song. I'm not having luck searching the internet.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Razorback Steak (Jimmy Driftwood)
From: GUEST,Camp Tuckahoe, PA, Webelos Residence Camp 20
Date: 02 Jul 09 - 07:50 PM

Another Scouter looking for the rest of those lyrics. I'd been all over the web looking for these before I found this site. Thanks to all...the boys really love this song!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Razorback Steak (Jimmy Driftwood)
From: GUEST,This is my FAVORITE camp song!
Date: 08 Apr 10 - 11:30 PM

Call Akron Area YMCA Camp Y-NOAH, 339-896-1974. I'm sure they will email them to you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Razorback Steak (Jimmy Driftwood)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Apr 10 - 08:16 AM

And I was thinking that "the rest of the lyrics" were already posted in this thread. Are there more?

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Razorback Steak (Jimmy Driftwood)
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 04:23 PM

When you go to London or Paris or France,
Drinking Coca Cola and making Romance!
Just remember us poor boys back here in the states,
With Nothing for Dinner but RAZERBACK STEAK!


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