Mississippi Squirrel   (Blue Star 2278)   Lem Gravelle
INTRO

Well now, gather round you all
I'm fixin' to tell you a tale
A squirrel tale, that is, that's gonna warm your little pea-pickin' heart


OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    C4

Heads in, grand spin
When I was a kid I took a trip, caught me a squirrel in ole Mississipp'
Snuck 'em into church to show my good buddy Hugh
That squirrel got loose I'm tellin' y'all, he ran up Harv Newman's overalls
Ole Harv yelled "somp'in got a hold on me...yeow!"
*The day the squirrel went berserk, in the first self-righteous church
In that sleepy little town of Pascagoula
It was a fight for survival, that broke out in revival
They was jumpin' pews and shoutin' Hallelujah


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Heads promenade y'all, take 'em halfway round the hall
Walk in and square thru go 4 hands
4 hands round the collection plate, right & left thru there mate
Veer left and ferris wheel for me
Square thru 3 hands to the vestibule
Swing sister St. Clarice and promenade her
It was a fight for survival, that broke out in revival
They was jumpin' pews and shoutin' Hallelujah


MIDDLE BREAK   

That squirrel ran across to the amen pew
There sat sister Bertha better than you
He ran up her dress, drove her plum insane
She yelped then started to confess, about her love life and you can bet
She got their attention when she started naming names


CLOSER   

I know you've heard the stories told of all the wonders of the days of old
And the miracles that were wrought in this old world
But the one I'll remember 'til my dying day
Is how we were put back on the narrow way
By a half-crazed Mississippi squirrel

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