Cal Smith Country Bumpkin Lyrics

Stories of Life Track Listing
  • 1 Nobody Will Ever Take Your Place
  • 2 Birds and Children Fly Away
  • 3 I Know It's Not Over
  • 4 Country Bumpkin
  • 5 North Alabama
  • 6 Lorene
  • 7 I Think That I'd Be Better Off
  • 8 Mobile Bay
  • 9 The Show's Almost Over
  • 10 Bein' Gone
  • 11 King Lear
  • 12 Lucy Needs a Friend
  • He walked into the bar and parked his lanky frame upon a tall barstool
    And with a long soft Southern drawl said
    "I'll just have a glass of anything that's cool"
    A barroom girl with hard and knowing eyes slowly looked him up and down
    And she thought "I wonder how on earth
    That country bumpkin found his way to town"

    She said "Hello, country bumpkin"
    "How's the frost out on the pumpkin?"
    "I've seen some sights but, man, you're somethin'"
    "Where'd ya come from, country bumpkin?"

    It was just a short year later in a bed of joy-filled tears yet death-like pain
    Into this wondrous world of many wonders one more wonder came
    That same woman's face was wrapped up
    In a raptured look of love and tenderness
    As she marveled at the soft and warm and cuddly boy-child feeding at her breast

    And she said "Hello, country bumpkin"
    "Fresh as frost out on the pumpkin"
    "I've seen some sights but, babe, you're somethin'"
    "Mamma loves her country bumpkin"

    Forty years of hard work later in a simple, quiet and peaceful country place
    The heavy hand of time had not erased
    The raptured wonder from the woman's face
    She was lying on her deathbed knowing fully well her race was nearly run
    But she softly smiled and looked into the sad eyes of her husband and her son

    And she said "So long, country bumpkin"
    "The frost is gone now from on the pumpkin"
    "I've seen some sights and life's been somethin'"
    "See you later, country bumpkin"

    She said "So long, country bumpkin"
    "The frost is gone now from on the pumpkin"
    FADE
    "I've seen some sights and life's been somethin'"

    Written by: Donald Choate, Donald Wayne Choate
    Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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