Oh, play me some mountain music
like grandma and grandpa used to play
Then I'll float on down the river
to a Cajun hideaway.
Drift away like Tom Sawyer
Ride a raft with ol' Huck Finn
Take a nap like Rip Van Winkle,
daze dreamin' again.
Swim across the river
Just to prove that I'm a man
Spend the day bein' lazy
Just bein' nature's friend
Climb a long tall hick'ry
Bend it over, skinnin' cats
Playin' baseball with chert rocks
Usin' sawmill slabs for bats
Play some back-home come-on music
that comes from the heart
Play something with lots of feelin'
'cause that's where music has to start.