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    "16 Shells From a Thirty-Ought Six" Lyrics

    John Hammond

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    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.
    Thanks to Snap for the contribution to this song.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Thomas A. Waits.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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