Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Little song

Tell you all a story 'bout a man named Jed
Couldn't find a toilet so he used his hat instead
Couldn't find no paper so he used a piece of grass
Along came Ellie Mae and kicked him in the ass.

I'd been trying to remember the end of this one for years, and finally found two versions online last night. Patience seems to work on the internet!


Anonymous said...

Here are the words to the song you want:

"Come and listen to a story 'bout a man named Jed. A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed.

Then one day he was shootin' at some food, and up from the ground came a bubbling crude.

Oil that gold...Texas tea.

Well the first thing you know ol' Jed's a millionaire; kinfolk said "Jed, move away from there!" said "California is the place you oughtta be!" so they loaded up the truck and they moved to Beverly...

Hills that is...swimming stars."

And the end goes like:

"Well now it's time to say goodbye to Jed and all his kin. They would like to thank you folks for kindly dropping in. You're all invited back next week to this locality, to have a heapin' helpin' of their hospitality.

Hillbilly that is...set a spell...take your shoes off. Ya'll come back now, ya hear?"


David said...

Thanks Carla, of course that's the official version, and they showed them again a few years ago. I would have liked it if they used our school's version though, probably would have lasted even longer!