Hank Williams Jr - A Country Boy Can Survive
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HANK WILLIAMS JR


A Country Boy Can Survive Lyrics

The preacher man says it's the end of time
And the Mississippi River, she's a-goin' dry
The interest is up and the stock market's down
And you only get mugged if you go downtown

I live back in the woods you see
My woman and the kids and the dogs and me
I got a shotgun a rifle and a four-wheel drive
And a country boy can survive

Country folks can survive

I can plow a field all day long
I can catch catfish from dusk till dawn (Yeah)
We make our own whiskey and our own smoke too
Ain't too many things these old boys can't do

We grow good ole tomatoes and homemade wine
And a country boy can survive

Country folks can survive

Because you can't stomp us out and you can't make us run
'Cause we're them old boys raised on shotguns
We say grace, and we say ma'am
If you ain't into that, we don't give a damn

We came from the West Virginia coal mines
And the Rocky Mountains, and the western skies
And we can skin a buck, we can run a trotline
And a country boy can survive

Country folks can survive

I had a good friend in New York City
He never called me by my name, just Hillbilly
My grandpa taught me how to live off the land
And his taught him to be a businessman

He used to send me pictures of the Broadway nights
And I'd send him some homemade wine
But he was killed by a man with a switchblade knife
For forty-three dollars my friend lost his life

I'd love to spit some Beech-Nut in that dude's eyes
And shoot him with my old forty-five
'Cause a country boy can survive

Country folks can survive

'Cause you can't stomp us out and you can't make us run
'Cause we're them old boys raised on shotguns
We say grace, and we say ma'am
If you ain't into that, we don't give a damn

We're from north California and south Alabam'
And little towns all around this land
And we can skin a buck, we can run a trotline
And a country boy can survive

Country folks can survive
A country boy can survive
Country folks can survive

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Songwriter(s): HankWilliams Jr
Copyright: Six Shooter Music Inc., Bocephus Music Inc.
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Meaning to "A Country Boy Can Survive" (3 meanings)
tyler 09/05/12,23:48
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Country folks can survive better. More access to food and more area for growing. Raised on shotguns says it all. I was raised in the country and moved to the city. Still got my guns and a Midwest mind. I love this song.
Crashnaz 06/27/12,04:21
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huntin, fishin, I don giv a dam,dumb 2-eeker came at me with a switchblade knife, that fool lost his life, sportin my suzuki, laptop, cellphone & gps too, stop at every Circle K for a monster brew....
Eugene 06/17/11,10:35
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No, Colton, it is 'trot line' and has nothing to do with trout. It lies along the bottom, and only fish that swallow the bait without running are caught -- catfish or carp. Look it up in a dictionary.
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