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Lyr Req: Redneck Mother (Jerry Jeff Walker)


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12 String 22 Jan 99 - 11:56 PM
Don Meixner 23 Jan 99 - 12:30 AM
Tiger 23 Jan 99 - 08:24 AM
S.P. Buck Mulligan 23 Jan 99 - 04:40 PM
Wotcha 23 Jan 99 - 08:08 PM
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Subject: Jerry Jeff Walker
From: 12 String
Date: 22 Jan 99 - 11:56 PM

You guys seem to know a lot. Very early Jerry Jeff Walker song had a line, went something like, "I think I done gone and lost my sense of humor" Maybe from Up Against the Wall, Red Neck ....or was there an oldie about a Junk Yard? (I know, there's always an oldie about a junk yard). I know I was listening to this around 1980-81. Help?

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Subject: RE: Jerry Jeff Walker
From: Don Meixner
Date: 23 Jan 99 - 12:30 AM

Up Against The Wall, Red Kneck Mothers I think was off an album called Viva Terlinga that was out in the mid to late mid 70's. Good album, odd song.


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Subject: Lyr Add: REDNECK MOTHER (Ray Wylie Hubbard)
From: Tiger
Date: 23 Jan 99 - 08:24 AM


It might be this one, 'cause the words change every time he sings it, especially the M-O-T-H-E-R part. The current bumper sticker of choice is "I'd rather step in shit than smoke it."


Redneck Mother - Jerry Jeff Walker version
Written by Ray Wylie Hubbard

He was born in Oklahoma,
His wife's name's Betty Lou Thelma Liz,
And he's not responsible for what he's doing,
'Cause his mother made him what he is.

    Up against the wall, Redneck Mother,
    Mother, who has raised her son so well.
    He's thirty-four and drinking in a honky tonk,
    Just kicking hippies asses and raising hell.

Sure does like his Falstaff beer,
Likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor;
Drives a fifty-seven GMC pickup truck;
He's got a gun rack;
"Goat ropers need love, too" sticker,


M is for the mudflaps you give me for my pickup truck
O is for the Oil I put on my hair
T is for T-bird
H is for Haggard
E is for Eggs, and
R is for REDNECK.


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Subject: RE: Jerry Jeff Walker
From: S.P. Buck Mulligan
Date: 23 Jan 99 - 04:40 PM

Hey 12 - I've searched the digitrad and the cowpie databases for "lost my sense of humor" and come up with nada that sounds like whatcher looking for. But I'm glad someone else likes vintage Jerry Jeff. Besides Bojangles, I mean.

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Subject: RE: Jerry Jeff Walker
From: Wotcha
Date: 23 Jan 99 - 08:08 PM

Anyone who attended college in Oklahoma [or was it a tavern?] (late 70s and early 80s) would drop everything to join in the chorus to Redneck Mother. This was quite the theme song for Okies...after, of course, "Okie from Muskogee."

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