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    "Tupelo Mississippi Flash" Lyrics

    Tom Jones

    He said:

    Son my name is Boregard Rippy
    I come to you from Tupelo Mississippi
    I write songs that'll sing like a bird
    I play licks on my guitar
    Like you ain't never heard

    But I'm down on my luck
    And things are just a little slack
    I gotta quarter in my pocket
    And a shirt on my back

    You buy me some supper
    And give me a place I can sleep
    He said: I'll sing you some songs
    that'll rock your head to sleep
    I got talent boy
    Said back home they call me
    The Tupelo Mississippi Flash

    Well, I knew I was in a room
    With some kind of a nut
    When he pulled out that pack
    Of used cigarette butts

    So that's when I told him
    "We can't use you today"
    So I handed the boy a dollar
    And sent him on his way

    Well, the boss got back
    And we both had a laugh
    When I told him
    'Bout the Tupelo Mississippi Flash
    And pretty soon I had the story circling around
    About this Mississippi nut
    That we had in our town

    I said:

    Watch him everybody
    The boy's squirrelly
    He walks around calling himself
    The Tupelo Mississippi Flash

    Well, it happened one day
    While I was driving to my home
    I just happened to have my car radio on

    When I heard the jockey raving about
    A brand new smash
    By a kid called
    The Tupelo Mississippi Flash

    I almost wrecked my automobile
    I went through a red light
    I hit the traffic cop

    Well, my story's got an ending
    And it's short and sweet
    The boss man he fired me
    And left me out in the street
    But I got a new job now
    And I'm as learnin' real fast
    I'm drivin' the bus
    For the Tupelo Mississippi Flash

    And his Cadillac
    I'm driving that for him too
    And that yacht he's got
    And is there a plane??
    Well, chauffeur, show good I always say
    Tupelo Mississippi, who ever heard of it...
    This song was submitted on May 21st, 2011 and last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © HORI PRO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Jerry Hubbard Reed.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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