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I Won't Go Huntin' With You Jake

I Won't Go Huntin' With You Jake (But I'll Go Chasin' Women)
(Stuart Hamblen)

Oh, it's springtime in the mountains and I'm full of mountain dew
Can't even read my catalog - like I used to do
I'm a-settin' in that little shed that's right back of the house
Here's comes old Jake with all the hounds; but he's gonna hear me shout:

  Oh, I won't go huntin' with you, Jake, but I'll go chasin' women
  So put them hounds back in the pens and quit your silly grinnin'
  Well, the moon is bright, and I'm half tight; my life is just beginnin'
  I won't go huntin' with you, Jake, but I'll go chasin' women.

Let's go down to the meetin' house and wait till they start home
Them gals that live on Possum Creek we'll always leave alone
We'll run them down the corn rows, them sassy little misses
We'll scare them pretty gals to death; we'll stop and throw 'em kisses.

Now, go wash your face and comb your hair, 'cause it's durn near
     time to start
But let me tell you 'fore you go, there's one that's got my heart
Don't chase that gal with the yaller hair and wears a dress of green
For that little gal belongs to me, I know she's past sixteen.

Now I was headed for the general store, when a silly thing I seen
They make 'em in the city - called a magazine
I turned to page thirty-two, and look at what I found
Them gals wear clothes that we ain't seen beneath them gingham gowns.

Recorded by Jimmy Dean
Copyright Stuart Hamblen

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