Tennessee Ernie Ford – Shotgun Boogie

Was Tennessee Ernie Ford's most successful release on the Country & Western charts, staying on the charts for a total of twenty-five weeks on the chart, and at number one for fourteen weeks.

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“The Shotgun Boogie” is a 1950 song by Tennessee Ernie Ford. “The Shotgun Boogie” was Tennessee Ernie Ford’s most successful release on the Country & Western charts, staying on the charts for a total of twenty-five weeks on the chart, and at number one for fourteen weeks. Ford, a hunter himself, wrote the song.

Appears in the albums Hymns (1956) Ernie Sings & Glen Picks (1975)



The song has been covered by many other artists, including:
Shakin’ Stevens
Johnny Horton
Cab Calloway
Hawkshaw Hawkins
Rosemary Clooney
Hank Thompson.





Tennessee Ernie Ford – Shotgun Boogie Lyrics

There it stands in the corner with the barrel so straight
I looked out the winder and over the gate
The big fat rabbits are jumpin’ in the grass
Wait till they hear my old shotgun blast

Shotgun boogie, I done saw your track
Look out Mr. Rabbit when I cock my hammer back

Well, over on the ridge is a scaly bark
Hickory nuts so big you can see’em in the dark
The big fat squirrels, they scratch and they fight
I’ll be on that ridge before daylight

With a shotgun boogie, all I need is one shot
Look out bushy-tails, tonight you’ll be in the pot

Well, I met a pretty gal, she was tall and thin
I asked her what she had, she said a Fox four-ten
I looked her up and down, said boy this is love
So we headed for the brush to shoot a big fat dove

Shotgun boogie, boy the feathers flew
Look out Mr. Dove when she draws a bead on you

I sat down on a log, took her on my lap
She said wait a minute bud, you got to see my pap
He’s gotta sixteen gauge choked down like a rifle
He don’t like a man that’s gonna trifle

Shotgun boogie, draws a bead so fine
Look out big boy, he’s loaded all the time

Well, I called on her pap like a gentleman oughter
He said no brush hunter’s gonna get my daughter
He cocked back the hammer right on the spot
When the gun went off I outrun the shot

Shotgun boogie, I wanted weddin’ bells
I’ll be back little gal, when your pappy runs out of shells

Cover LP Tennessee Ernie Ford Capitol 1956
Cover LP Tennessee Ernie Ford Capitol 1956
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