'Ol Hank said it best...(mood lifter)

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This song always makes me feel better when I am down...hope it lifts your spirits as well....

The preacher man says its the end of time And the Mississippi River shes a goin dry

The interest is up and the stock markets down And you only get mugged if you go down town

I live back in the woods you see My woman and the kids and the dogs and me I got a shotgun a rifle and a four wheel drive And a country boy can survive Country folks can survive

I can plow a field all day long I can catch catfish from dusk till dawn We make our own whiskey and our own smoke too Ain't too many things these ole boys can't do We grow good ole tomatoes and homemade wine And a country boy can survive Country folks can survive


Because you can't starve us out and you can't make us run Cause when them ole boy raised on shotgun We say grace and we say ma'am If you ain't into that we don't give a damn

Verse We came from the West Virginia coal mines And the Rocky Mountains and the Western Skies And we can skin a buck we can run a trot line And a country boy can survive Country folks can survive

I had a good friend in New York City He never called me by my name just HillBilly My GrandPa taught me to live off the land And his taught him to be a business man He used to send me pictures of the Broadway Night

And I'd send him some homemade wine But he was killed by a man with a switch blade knife

For forty three dollars my friend lost his life

I'd love to spit some Beechnut in that dudes eye

And shoot em' with my ole 45 Cause a country boy can survive Country folks can survive



Were from North California and South Alabam And little towns all around this land

And we can skin a buck and run a trot line And a country boy can survive Country folks can survive Country boy can survive Country folks can survive..............

-- shellie (shellie01@hotmail.com), May 07, 1999


Ummmmm....."run a trout line"......

Country Girl from No. Calif.

-- Kristi (securx@Succeed.Net), May 07, 1999.

I think a trot line is a kind of snare.

mb in NC

-- mb (mdbutler@coastalnet.com), May 07, 1999.

Trout or trot it is poinounced trot.

-- maggie (maggiem@nehp.com), May 07, 1999.

Sorry if I was mistaken, hadn't heard of a trot line before, always thought he was talking about trout lines (illegal but very effective way of catching multiple fish...). Thanks for the feedback, I learn something new every day...

-- Kristi (securx@Succeed.Net), May 07, 1999.

Y'all win da prize. a trot line is a fishin skill


-- chuck, a Night Driver (rienzoo@en.com), May 08, 1999.

Yep, here in Texas it's a trot line, baited with brim, shrimp, dogfood, crawfish, or cataba worms to catch them big ole juicy catfish.

-- Nikoli Krushev (doomsday@y2000.com), May 08, 1999.

Trot lines are the most cost efficient way of fishing. You need a bunch of gallon milk jugs. And some fishing line and hooks. There are sll sorts of things used as bait: chicken hearts and livers work well for catfish. A catfish will eat darn near anything! In the Louisiana bayous they have a trot line of sorts for gators: a chicken on a hayhook attached to a chain onto a sturdy tree. The higher the chicken is out of the water, the bigger the gator!

-- Tennessean (holladayl@aol.com), May 08, 1999.

I live in Texas on a small lake and setting a trot line is about the only way I will fish...gives me time to do other things and still get them good 'ol catfish...hey, this was supposed to lift your Y2K blahs...what gives?

-- shellie (shellie01@hotmail.com), May 08, 1999.

I hate to be a stickler here, but, it should be YOUNG Hank. That is Hank Williams JR. Old Hank had some pretty good stuff too, but this was not one of them.

-- Greybear (greybear@home.com), May 08, 1999.


You are correct it is Hank Jr. I used 'ol Hank and didn't even think of "old Hank". I am sure he did have some good stuff too however I never have listened to him much...I perfer his rowdy son. I guess...

-- shellie (shellie01@hotmail.com), May 08, 1999.

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