Smackwater Jack

Carole King


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Carole King, Gerry Goffin
album: Track 10 in album Tapestry
release date: 1971-1-30
popularity : 21 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

Cover Art

Carole King Tapestry cover art


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Now, Smackwater Jack,
'Cause he was in the mood
He just a-let it all hang loose;
He couldn't take no more abuse

With a shotgun in his hand.
Now, Big Jim the chief
He called for the guard to come
Now, from his bulldog mouth,
Came the cry, "We got to ride
For our wives and our daughters!"
You can't talk to a man
No, no, no, no, no.
The account of the capture
But you know, they hanged ol' Smack right then
You know, the people were quite pleased
And on the whole, it was a very good year

With a shotgun in his hand.
Smackwater Jack bought a shotgun.
Oh, Smackwater Jack, yeah.
Talkin' 'bout a-Smackwater Jack, now.


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