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    "16 Shells From a Thirty-Ought Six" Lyrics

    John Hammond

    I plugged 16 shells from a thirty-ought-six
    And a black crow snuck through
    A hole in the sky
    So I spent all my buttons on an
    Old pack mule
    And I made me a ladder from
    A pawn shop marimba
    And I leaned it up against
    A dandelion tree

    And I filled me a sachel
    Full of old pig corn

    And I beat me a billy
    From an old French horn
    And I kicked that mule
    To the top of the tree
    And I blew me a hole
    'Bout the size of a kick drum
    And I cut me a switch
    From a long branch elbow

    I'm gonna whittle you into kindlin'
    Black crow 16 shells from a thirty-ought-six
    Whittle you into kindlin'
    Black crow 16 shells from a thirty-ought-six

    Well I slept in the holler
    Of a dry creek bed
    And I tore out the buckets

    From a red Corvette, tore out the buckets from a red Corvette
    Lionel and Dave and the butcher made three
    You got to meet me by the knuckles of the skinnybone tree
    With the strings of a washburn
    Stretched like a clothes line
    You know me and that mule scrambled right through the hole


    Now I hold him prisoner
    In a washburn jail
    That stapped on the back
    Of my old kick mule
    Strapped it on the back of my old kick mule
    I bang on the strings just
    To drive him crazy
    I strum it loud just to rattle his cage
    Strum it loud just to rattle his cage

    This song was submitted on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Thomas A. Waits.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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