Nutin Aint Worth Nutin Anymore
Yup, I recollect sitting on ah log fishin
Ole cane pole n a strang frum the tater sack ravelins.
Them ole catfish are sur nuff hard to catch alright
Ifn yoall had a good bait, liken maybe a wad of doe, been spit on with baccer juice.
Now days folks go to them city stores, buy them city catfish.
Them there fish never even been in da mud.
Shucks, dem ole fish dont smell liken nutin from the crick
Dang nabit Nutin Aint Worth Nutin Anymore.
When weun kids sandered off to skool never wore no shoes til furst sno
Pappy, said them shoes were fer keepn your feet warm, not fer shown off
Mammy, wuz always the furst to tell Pappy, now Paw, them youngun need sum shoes
Men Pappy wud go on down to the pig pen and head usn up a hog.
Pappy wud take that hog down to town and trade with them city folks
Then hed bring them shoes back, always remember them shoes
Hard leather sides and hard leather soles, havto soak em in brine water to sofn em up.
Pappy wud take some hog lard and smear them shoes up reel good, let me tell ya they would shine.
When I got older I went off to the United States Army
Proud day it wus, got me two dollars for eating and rode me a bus to Nashville
Heck aint never been no where liken that bfer
They herded us in a big ole building and made us strip, now I aint to comfy with that.
This here guy came by in a white coat, heck its summer,
He said "Boy, bend over and spread em"
I looked him right in the eye and said "Huh?"
He said "Look over thar at that boy."
Let me tell ya I almost left that there place
This here boy had bended over at the stomache and had his hands behind him
Pulling on his, well cause Im a gentlmun, pullin on his rear
"Dang," I said "you can see way, oh my God"
Well that there guy looked at me and said "Well?"
I said "Well whut?" "I aint going do that, no dang way",
So then this big ole guy with MP on him came over and I found out Iz gonna do that.
Anyways I passed, didnt know they wus giving a test.
Well sir, I got myself a new set o cloths not one but three sets
Got me two par of boots, man they treat you good in here.
Shucks, I set myself down and wrote my cousin
Told him he better let em show him about bending over cause for all them new cloths it sur nuf worth it.
Just wanted to let uns know how I got myself in that there Army
Now let me tell ya, they want ya to bend over, but no body snuck up hind me.
Lest wise that I knew of. Now there was this one smart alec, tol me turn my haid and coff,
Well I started and he grabbed me, I aint gonna say whur.
I hit him so hard that I dont thank hell do that again
They said hes supposed to do that, Well aint nobody, on male man anyway, gonna grab me thar
So Ill leave ya with this here last thang, ifn you need cloths thats the place
But ya dont half ta let no body grab you by your, well you all know.
So I can say with all them thangs going on
The thangs they want usn to do
Dont take nutin from em
cause Nutin Aint Worth Nutin Anymore.
©David R. Alexander
August 1, 2003
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