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Mississippi Squirrel
 
 Ray Stevens
Blue Star 2278
 
 
ID: 4409
   Instrumental  
 

TypeSinging CallBlue Star
WEB SITEWeb site for "Blue Star" www.buddyweavermusic.com
Label information
Grid list of Blue Star recordings
Quantity3
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration 
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)

Lem Gravelle
Lem Gravelle
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Old Call(s)
Cue Sheet
 

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
Lyrics

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Mississippi Squirrel Revival

Well, when I was a kid I'd take a trip every summer down the Mississipp'
To visit my granny in her antebellum world
I'd run barefooted all day long climbin' trees free as a song
And one day I happened to catch myself a squirrel
Well, I stuffed him down in an old shoe box, punched a couple of holes in the top
And when Sunday came I snuck him into church
I was sittin' way back in the very last pew showin' him to my good buddy Hugh
When that squirrel got loose and went totally berserk
Well, what happened next is hard to tell
Some thought it was heaven, others thought it was hell
But the fact that something was among us was plain to see
As the choir sang "I Surrender All" the squirrel ran up Harv Newlan's coveralls
Harv leaped to his feet and said, "Somethin's got a hold on me", Yeow!

The day the squirrel went berserk
In the First Self-Righteous Church
In the sleepy little town of Pascagoula
It was a fight for survival that broke out in revival
They were jumpin' pews and shoutin' Hallelujah!

Well, Harv hit the aisles dancin' and screamin'
Some thought he had religion, others thought he had a demon
And Harv thought he had a weed-eater loose in his Fruit-Of-The-Looms
He fell to his knees to plead and beg and the squirrel ran out of his britches leg
Unobserved to the other side of the room
All the way down to the amen pew where sat Sister Bertha better-than-you
Who'd been watchin' all the commotion with sadistic glee
But you should've seen the look in her eyes
When that squirrel jumped her garters and crossed her thighs
She jumped to her feet and said "Lord have mercy on me"
As the squirrel made laps inside her dress
She began to cry and then to confess to sins that would make a sailor blush with shame
She told of gossip and church dissension but the thing that got the most attention
Was when she talked about her love life and then she started naming names

The day the squirrel went berserk
In the First Self-Righteous Church
In the sleepy little town of Pascagoula
It was a fight for survival that broke out in revival
They were jumpin' pews and shoutin' Hallelujah!

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 were jumpin' pews and shoutin' Hallelujah!

Well seven deacons and the pastor got saved, and
Twenty-five thousand dollars was raised and fifty volunteered
For missions in the Congo on the spot
Even without an invitation there were at least five hundred rededications
And we all got baptized whether we needed it or not
Now you've heard the bible story I guess
How he parted the waters for Moses to pass
Oh the miracles God has wrought in this old world
But the one I'll remember 'til my dyin' day
Is how he put that church back on the narrow way
With a half-crazed Mississippi squirrel

The day the squirrel went berserk
In the First Self-Righteous Church
In the sleepy little town of Pascagoula
It was a fight for survival that broke out in revival
They were jumpin' pews and shoutin' Hallelujah!

The day the squirrel went berserk
In the First Self-Righteous Church
In the sleepy little town of Pascagoula
It was a fight for survival that broke out in revival
They was jumpin' pews and shoutin' Hallelujah!

Lyrics by C.W. Kalb, Jr. and Carlene Kalb.
Recorded by Ray Stevens.
 
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Handle List
1432  Side(s) IDENTIFIER
473 Face (dir) [Mainstream]
1470 In DIRECTION
2061 Grand Spin
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1488 1/2 (fraction)
1505 Step Ahead
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
1261 Veer (Right|Left) [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
486 Ferris Wheel [Basic]
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1481 3 (number)
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]

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