Country Boy - Johnny Cash

Country Boy

Johnny Cash

(Bryant, Sun, rec. August 4, 1957)

Country boy, ain't got no shoes
Country boy, ain't got no blues
Well you work all day while you want to play
In the sun and the sand with a face that's tan
But at the end of the day when you're work is done
You ain't got nothing but fun
Country boy, ain't got no ills
Country boy, don't owe no bills
You get a wiggly worm and then you watch it squirm
While you put him on a hook and then you drop him in the brook
And if everything is gonna turn out right
You're gonna fry fish tonight
Country boy, you're lucky free
Country boy, I wish I was you and you was me

Country boy, got work to do
Country boy, in the morning dew
You got to cut the weeds, you got to plant the seeds
There's many a-row, you know you gotta hoe
But when it's quittin' time and your work is through
There's a lot of life in you
Country boy, got a shaggy dog
Country boy, up a hollow log
Well he comes in a run when you pick up your gun
And with a shell or two then your dog and you
When you get your rabbits, you skin his hide
He's gonna be good fried
Country boy, got a lot to lose
Country boy, I wish I was in your shoes

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