Smackwater Jack Song Lyrics

Carole King

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Now, Smackwater Jack,
He bought a shotgun
'Cause he was in the mood
For a little confrontation.
He just a-let it all hang loose;
He didn't think about the noose.
He couldn't take no more abuse
So he shot down the congregation.

You can't talk to a man
With a shotgun in his hand.

Now, Big Jim the chief
Stood for law and order.
He called for the guard to come

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Feel the Earth Move
  • 2 So Far Away
  • 3 It’s Too Late
  • 4 Home Again
  • 5 Beautiful
  • 6 Way Over Yonder
  • 7 You’ve Got a Friend
  • 8 Where You Lead
  • 9 Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
  • 10 Smackwater Jack
  • 11 Tapestry
  • 12 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Carole King, Gerry Goffin
    album: Track 10 in album Tapestry
    release date: 1971-1-30
    popularity : 75 users have visited this page.
    genres: Funk / Soul Blues Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul/Folk
    length: 3:43
    producer: Lou Adler
    drums: Joel O'Brien
    piano: Carole King
    vocal: Carole King
    engineer: Hank Cicalo
    electric guitar: Danny Kortchmar
    background vocals: Julia Waters, Merry Clayton and Carole King
    electric bass guitar: Charles Larkey
    baritone saxophone: Curtis Amy
    electric piano: Ralph Schuckett
    composer: Carole King
    lyricist: Gerry Goffin

    Album Information

    label: Ode Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin