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    "Choctaw Bingo" Lyrics

    James McMurtry

    Strap them kids in
    Give em a lil bit of vodka
    in a cherry coke
    were goin to oklahoma
    to the family reunion
    for the first time in years
    its up at uncle slatons
    cuz hes gettin on in years
    no longer travels but hes
    still pretty spry
    hes not much on talk
    and hes just too mean to die

    and they'll be comin down
    from kansas and west arkansas
    it'll be one great big old party
    like you've never saw

    uncle slaton's got his texan pride
    back in the thickets with his asian bride
    hes got an airstream trailer and a
    holstein cow
    still makes whiskey cuz he still knows how
    plays that choctaw bingo every friday night
    you know he had to leave texas but he won't say why
    he owns a quarter section up by lake eufaula
    caught a great big ol bluecat on a driftin jugline
    sells his hardwood timber to the chippin mill
    cooks that crystal meth cuz his shine don't sell
    he cooks that crystal meth because his shine don't sell
    you know he likes that money, he don't mind the smell

    my cousin roscoe, slaton's oldest boy
    from his second marraige up in illinois
    hes raised in east st louis by his
    mammas people where they do things different
    thought he'd just come on down
    hes goin to dallas texas in a semi truck
    caught from that big mcdonalds
    you know that one thats built up on that
    great big old bridge across the will rogers turnpike
    took the big cabin exit stopped and bought a carton of cigarettes
    at that indian smoke shop with the big neon smoke rings
    in the cherokee nation hit muskogee late that night
    somebody ran the stoplight at the shawnee bypass
    roscoe tried to miss em but he didn't quite

    bob and mae come up from
    some little town way down by

    lake texoma where he coaches football
    they were two-A champions for two years running
    but he says they wont be this year
    no they wont be this year
    and he stopped off in tushka at the pop knife and gun place
    bought a sks rifle and a couple full cases of that steel core ammo
    with the berdan primers from some east bloc nation
    that no longer needs em
    and a desert eagle thats one great big old pistol
    i mean fifty caliber made by bad-ass Hebrews
    and some surplus tracers for that old BAR
    of slatons as soon as it gets dark
    were gonna have us a time
    were gonna have us a time
    have us a time

    ruth-anne and lynn come from baxter springs
    thats one hell-raisin town way up in
    southeastern kansas
    got a biker bar next to the ie store
    thats got rollin stones lips up there in
    bright pink neon
    and they're right downtown where everyone can see em
    and they burn all night
    you know they burn all night
    you know they burn all night

    ruth-anne and lynn they wear them cut of
    britches and then skinny little halters and their second cousins to me
    man i dont care i want to get between them with a great big ol hard on
    like an ol birdark fence post that you can hang a pipe rail gate from
    do some sister twisters til the cows come home
    and we'll be having us a time
    havin us a time

    uncle slaton's got his texan pride
    back in the thickets with his asian bride
    hes cut that corner pasture into acre lots
    he sells em owner financed strictly to them
    its got no kind of credit cause he knows their slackers
    and they'll miss that payment and then he takes it back
    he plays that choctaw bingo every friday night and
    drinks his johnny walker at that club 69

    were gonna strap those kids in
    give em a lil bit of benadryl
    in a cherry coke
    were going to oklahoma
    were gonna have us a time
    were gonna have us a time
    This song was last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BUG MUSIC O/B/O SHORT TRIP MUSIC.
    Written by James Mc Murtry.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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