Sunday, July 31, 2016

Blake Shelton (with Pistol Annies) - Boys 'Round Here

My wife almost killed me on the John Deere.  That could be a Country song.

We went up to Ohio to get her Dad's lawn tractor.  It was a little exciting using ramps to get it up into the pickup truck, and even more exciting backing it down.  But nothing was as exciting as when she was riding me around and gave it some gas.  It was a good thing that the lawn tractor was on a lawn ...

Every now and again we get our Redneck on.  As you'd expect, there's a song for that.  Blake Shelton said of the song "That song had me from the first, ‘cause I thought about all the guys I know back in Tishamingo. None of them listened to The Beatles. They listened to Hank, or these days you’ll hear Jason Aldean blaring out of somebody’s car coming from a mile away. It’s just how they are, and that song is just written exactly how I live."

Looks like that's how the Queen Of The World and I live, too.  At least this weekend.

The video includes the lovely Pistol Annies, who include the former Mrs. Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert.



Boys 'Round Here (Songwriters: Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Craig Wiseman):
Well the boys 'round here don't listen to The Beatles
Run ole Bocephus through a jukebox needle
At a honky-tonk, where their boots stomp
All night; what? (That's right)
Yea, and what they call work, digging in the dirt
Gotta get it in the ground 'fore the rain come down
To get paid, to get the girl
In your 4 wheel drive (A country boy can survive)

Yea the boys 'round here
Drinking that ice cold beer
Talkin' 'bout girls, talkin' 'bout trucks
Runnin' them red dirt roads out, kicking up dust
The boys 'round here
Sending up a prayer to the man upstairs
Backwoods legit, don't take no sh*t
Chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco, spit

Aw heck
Red red red red red red redneck

Well the boys 'round here, they're keeping it country
Ain't a damn one know how to do the dougie
(You don't do the dougie?) No, not in Kentucky
But these girls 'round here yep, they still love me
Yea, the girls 'round here, they all deserve a whistle
Shakin' that sugar, sweet as Dixie crystal
They like that y'all and southern drawl
And just can't help it cause they just keep fallin'

For the boys 'round here
Drinking that ice cold beer
Talkin' 'bout girls, talkin' 'bout trucks
Runnin' them red dirt roads out, kicking up dust
The boys 'round here
Sending up a prayer to the man upstairs
Backwoods legit, don't take no sh*t
Chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco, spit

Let me hear you say
(Ooh let's ride)
(Ooh let's ride)
Down to the river side

(Ooh let's ride…)
Hey now girl, hop inside
Me and you gonna take a little ride to the river
Let's ride (That's right)
Lay a blanket on the ground
Kissing and the crickets is the only sound
We out of town
Have you ever got down with a…
Red red red red red red redneck?
And do you wanna get down with a…
Red red red red red red redneck?
Girl you gotta get down

With the boys 'round here
Drinking that ice cold beer
Talkin' 'bout girls, talkin' 'bout trucks
Runnin' them red dirt roads out, kicking up dust
The boys 'round here
Sending up a prayer to the man upstairs
Backwoods legit, don't take no sh*t
Chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco, spit

(Ooh let's ride)
Red red red red red red redneck
(Ooh let's ride)
I'm one of them boys 'round here
(Ooh let's ride)
Red red red red red red redneck
(Ooh let's ride)

(Ooh let's ride…)
Well all I'm thinkin' 'bout is you and me, how we'll be
So come on girl, hop inside
Me and you, we're gonna take a little ride
Lay a blanket on the ground
Kissing and the crickets is the only sound
We out of town
Girl you gotta get down with a…
Come on through the country side
Down to the river side

4 comments:

Old NFO said...

At least it wasn't 'Chinese' excitement...LOL

thesouthtexaspistolero said...

A country boy can survive

This would have been the song I would have posted here, because it's the original. All the others are fourth-rate knockoffs. I rather agree with Trigger's take at Saving Country Music.

But maybe I'm just, in Shelton's words, an old fart. Or a jackass.

Borepatch said...

Pistolero,

I thought about you when I posted this, knowing your attitude towards the new Nashville. But it made her laugh when it came on the radio. I like that.

But a chaser of Waylon is not a bad thing after this song ... ;-)

thesouthtexaspistolero said...

But a chaser of Waylon is not a bad thing after this song ... ;-)

200-proof pure grain truth, right there!