Wednesday, February 6, 2008

I won't go hunting with you Jake, but I'll go chasing women

For Sniderman:I Won't Go Huntin' With You, Jake (But I'll Go Chasin' Women) Lyrics ID: 998

Oh, it's springtime in the mountains and I'm full of mountain dew
Can't even read my catalog like I used to do
I'm a-settin' in that little shed that's right back of the house
Here's comes old Jake with all the hounds; but he's gonna hear me shout:

Oh, I won't go huntin' with you, Jake, but I'll go chasin' women
So put them hounds back in the pens and quit your silly grinnin'
Well, the moon is bright, and I'm half tight; my life is just beginnin'
I won't go huntin' with you, Jake, but I'll go chasin' women.

Let's go down to the meetin' house and wait till they start home
Them gals that live on Possum Creek we'll always leave alone
We'll run them down the corn rows, them sassy little misses
We'll scare them pretty gals to death; we'll stop and throw 'em kisses.


Now, go wash your face and comb your hair, 'cause it's durn near time to start
But let me tell you 'fore you go, there's one that's got my heart
Don't chase that gal with the yaller hair and wears a dress of green
For that little gal belongs to me, I know she's past sixteen.


Now I was headed for the general store, when a silly thing I seen
They make 'em in the city; called a magazine
I turned to page thirty-two, and look at what I found
Them gals wear clothes that we ain't seen beneath them gingham gowns.


Lyrics by Stuart Hamblen.
Recorded by Jimmy Dean.


The Lorax said...

Jimmy Dean? Who dat? ;)

Busplunge said...

He's the guy who sells sausage, big bad John!

Vern said...

I've looked for these lyrics for years.
Can't believe Stuart Hamblem, who sang for Billy Graham Crusades in his later years of life, wrote this!

justbeamensch said...

That's a Homer and Jethro tune, Man!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Vern, after his conversion Stuart wrote some great Gospel tunes, like THIS OL' HOUSE, UNTIL THEN, and IT IS NO SECRET (WHAT GOD CAN DO)... this last song was inspired by some encouragement from his actor-friend, John Wayne. Hamblen's life story is proof of the truth that the song conveys... It really is no secret what God can do!
--Klaus, in Kitchener, Canada