A Country Boy Can Survive (Box Set) Album

Artist(s): Hank Williams, Jr.

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Tracklist

Family Tradition

length: 3:59
composer: Hank Williams, Jr.
lyricist: Hank Williams, Jr.


Country music singers are a really close family
but lately some of my kin folks have disowned a few otha's and me
i guess its because i kinda changed my direction
Lord, i guess i went and broke their family tradition

they get on me wanna know Hank why do you drink?
(Hank) why do you roll smoke?
Why must you live out the songs that you wrote?
over and over everybody made my prediction
so if i get stoned I'm just carryin' on an old family tradition

I am very proud of my daddy's name
although his kinda music and mine ain't exactly the same
stop and think it over, put yourself in my position
if i get stoned and sing all night long it's a family tradition

Don't ask me Hank why do you drink?
(Hank) why do you roll smoke?
Why must you live out the songs that you wrote?
If I'm down in a Honky-Tonk, some ol' slicks tryin to give me friction
I say leave me alone I'm singin all night long it's a family tradition

Lord I have loved some ladies and I have loved Jim Beam
and they both tried to kill me in 1973
when that doctor asked me, "Son how did you get in this condition?"
I said hey sawbones I'm just carryin on an old family tradition

So don't ask me Hank why do you drink?
(Hank) why do you roll smoke?
Why must you live out the songs that you wrote?
Stop and think it over, Try and put yourself in my unique position
If I get stoned and sing all night long It's just a family tradition!

Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound

length: 3:09
I've got a good woman at home who thinks I do no wrong
But sometimes Lord she just ain't always around
And you know that's when I fall I can't help myself at all
And I get whiskey bent and hell bound
Play me some songs about a ramblin' man put a cold one in my hand
'Cause you know I love to hear those guitar sounds
Don't you play I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry cause I'll get all balled up inside
And I'll get whiskey bent and hell bound

Sure enough about closing time about stoned out of my mind
And I end up with some honky tonk special I found
Just as sure as the morning sun comes thinking of my sweet girl at home
And I need to get whiskey bent and hell bound
Play me some songs about a ramblin' man put old Jim Beam in my hand
'Cause you know I still love to get drunk and hear country sounds
But don't you play 'Your Cheatin' Heart' that'll tear me all apart
I'll get whiskey bent and hell bound
Yeah old Hank's songs always make me feel low down

Women I’ve Never Had

length: 2:50
I love to hear old trains rolling down the line
I am into happy and I don't like sad and I like to have women I never had
I take a little smoke and a lot of wine I get high on all old friends of mine
I like the sweet young things and Old Grandad and I like to have women I've never had
[ dixieland ]
I like to ride my hoses and shoot my gun you know a cowboy's work is just never done
I am in to bacics and I don't like fads and I like to have women I never had
Hey I don't mean to ever do nobody no wrong
I was just born the son of a singing song
I do things to make people mad and I like women I never had


Outlaw Women

Lyrics~ Hank Williams Jr. "Outlaw Women"


She works in the bank and she works in the store
And she don't go for that old stuff anymore
She likes to get high and listen to the band
She likes to make love to her kind of men
These outlaw women first of their kind outlaw women they got here right on time
Outlaw women they don't need any guns outlaw women just out for fun

In many ways she's a lot like me she don't give a damn 'bout society
Might be a little rich girl she might be poor
She Might be a married woman that needs a little more
Yeah.. she's a outlaw woman first of her kind
These outlaw women ridin' high in seventy-nine
These outlaw women don't need any guns these outlaw women just out for fun

Some Call her a Lady
Some call her other names
But you won't ever call her that around me and my gang....

Kaw-Liga

length: 4:21
Kaw-liga was a wooden Indian standing by the door.
He fell in love with an Indian maiden over in the antique store.
Kaw-liga just stood there and never let it show,
So she could never answer "yes" or "no."

Poor ol' Kaw-liga, he never got a kiss.
Poor ol' Kaw-liga, he don't know what he missed.
Is it any wonder that his face is red?
Kaw-liga, that poor ol' wooden head.

He always wore his Sunday feathers and held a tomahawk.
The maiden wore her beads and braids and hoped some day he'd talk.
Kaw-liga, too stubborn to ever show a sign,
Because his heart was made of knotty pine.

Kaw-liga was a lonely Indian, never went nowhere.
His heart was set on the Indian maid with the coal black hair.
Kaw-liga just stood there and never let it show,
So she could never answer "yes" or "no."

And then one day a wealthy customer bought the Indian maid,
And took her, oh, so far away, but ol' Kaw-liga stayed.
Kaw-liga just stands there as lonely as can be,
And wishes he was still an old pine tree.

Old Habits

length: 3:01
Well I kicked the habit, of smoking back sometime ago. And I tried the hard stuff,but I had to let all that go. But the toughest thing I ever gave up was today.
Cause Old Habits Like You are hard to break.

I chew lifesavers to help me get off ciggarates. But you know for your love I aint found no lifesavers yet. And I've grown cold Turkey cause theres not even on kiss ad day.
And Old habits like you are hard to break.

Old habits like you are hard to break.
Love with someone new is so hard to make.
I had grown so use to your love and all of your ways.

And Old Habits Like You are hard to breakBla

Dinosaur

length: 3:17
Hey man them ain't high heeled sneakers
And they sure don't look like cowboy boots
And that ain't rock and roll your playin
And it sure ain't country or rhythm and blues
Your singing a song about making love to your drummer
Well gay guitar pickers don't turn me on
And we don't all get in to Donna summers
Do you happen to know any old Hank Williams songs!

Cause you see I'm a dinosaur
I should have died out a long time before
Have Pitty on a dinosaur
Hand me my hat excuse me maam
But where's the door!

Used to be I had a lot of fun in the old hangout
We'd get stoned at the jukebox to stay out of fights
Now and then we'd light a little smoke
In the truck out back!
And a little old Jim Beam and we'd get right
And you know these flashing lights sure make me dizzy
And this disco's very strange to my ears
Looks like they turned the longhorn into a spaceship
And I'll be leaving just a soon as I finish this beer

Cause you see I'm a dinosaur
I should have died out a long time before
Have Pitty on a dinosaur
Hand me my hat excuse me mam
But where's the door!

Give us our hats
Excuse Me mam
Where the door!

The Blues Man

length: 4:17
composer: Hank Williams, Jr.
lyricist: Hank Williams, Jr.
I'm just a singer a natural born guitar ringer, kind of a clinger to sad old songs.

I'm not a walk behind'er, I'm a new note finder but my name's a reminder of a bluesman that already gone.

So I started drinking,took things that messed up my thinking I was sure sinking when you came along.

I was alone in the hot lights,not to much left in sight but she changed all that one night when she sang me this song.

Hey baby I love you. Hey baby I need you. Hey baby you ain't got to prove to me that your some kind of macho man.

You've wasted so much of your life running through the dark nights let me shine some love light down on this bluesman

I got so sick from speeding all the stuff they said I wasn't needed if I was to keep pleasing all of my fans.

I got cuffed on dirt roads. I got sued over no shows but she came and took all that ole load down off this bluesman.

Hey baby I love you too. Hey baby I need you. Hey baby I do get tired of this traveling band.

I'm thirty years old now nights would be cold now if you hadn't stuck it out in this bluesman.

I'm thirty years old now, nights sure would be cold now if you hadn't hung around for this bluesman.

Texas Women

length: 2:25

Chorus:
I'm a country plowboy, not an urban cowboy, and I dont ride bulls but I have fought some men, drive a pickup truck, trust in God and luck and I live to love Texas women.


I thought I'd seen beauty in faraway places, till I looked upon those Houston faces, spent Hollywood nights up in Beverly Hills, but they werent nothin like one night down in BROWNSVILLE

Repeat Chorus

I'm a pretty fair judge of the opposite sex, and I aint seen nothin that will touch em' yet, they may be from Waco or out in Lampassas, but one thing about it they all come from Texas.

Repeat Chorus

I'm an Oiler fan not a soccer man, and my arms are red and so is my blood, and they make it boil with that soft Texas drawl and I love em all, Texas women.




Dixie on My Mind

length: 2:35
All the stations up here don't sign off with Dixie,
The way they did in sweet home Alabama,
The people here don't sip Jack Daniels whiskey,
The way they do in that Tennessee mountain land.

I've always heard lots about the big apple,
So I thought I'd come up here and see,
But all I've seen so far is one big hassle,
Wish I was camped out on the Okachovee.

If this is the promised land,
I've had all I can stand,
And I'm headed back below that Dixie line
Well I just don't fit in,
And I'll never come back again,
I'm busted here with Dixie on my mind,
Oh, I'm stuck up here and I got Dixie on my mind.

These people never smile or say a word,
They're all too busy tryin' to make an extra dime,
Oh I'd love to haul 'em all down around Spartanburg,
And show 'em how to raise hell in Carolina.

Oh, the things you know that I miss most of all,
Is the freedom of the rivers and the pines,
They don't do much huntin' and fishin' up here ya know,
But I have met a few squirrels and one porcupine.

If this is the promised land,
I've had all I can stand,
Wish I was down in Houston town tonight,
Well I just don't fit in,
And I'll never come back again,
I'm busted here with Dixie on my mind,
Oh, I'm stuck up here and I got Dixie on my mind.


All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)

length: 3:56
And they seem to be more into laid back songs
Nobody wants to get drunk and get loud everybody just wants to go back home
I myself have seen my wilder days and I have seen my name at the top of the page
But I need to find a friend just to run around
But nobody wants to get high on the town
And all my rowdy friends have settled down
And I think I know what my father meant when he sang about a lost highway
And ol' George Jones I'm glad to see is finally gettin' straight
And Waylon's stayin' home and lovin' Jessi more these days
And nobody wants to get drunk and get loud
And all my rowdy friends have settled down
[ mandolin - fiddle - steel ]
And the hangovers hurt more than they used to do
And cornbread and ice tea's took the place of pills and ninety proof
And it seems like none of us do things quite like we used to do
But nobody wants to get high on the town
And all my rowdy friends have settled down
Yeah and I think I know what my father meant when he sang about a lost highway
And Johnny Cash don't act like he did back in '68
And Kris he is a movie star and he's moved off to LA
And nobody wants to get drunk and get loud
And all my rowdy friends have settled down
Yeah me and my rowdy friends done right it on down


A Country Boy Can Survive

length: 4:14
The preacher man says it's the end of time
And the Mississippi River, she's a-goin' dry...

The interest is up and the stock market's down
And you only get mugged if you go downtown...

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 could catch catfish from dusk till dawn...

Make our own whiskey and our own smoke, too,
Ain't too many things these old boys can't do...

We grow good old tomatoes and homemade wine,
And a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive...

Because you can't stomp us out and you can't make us run
'Cause we're them old boys raised on shotguns...
We say grace, and we say ma'am,
If you ain't into that, we don't give a damn...

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 how to live off the land,
And his taught him to be a businessman...

He used to send me pictures of the Broadway nights,
And I'd send him some homemade wine...

But he was killed by a man with a switchblade knife,
For forty-three dollars, my friend lost his life...

I'd love to spit some Beech-Nut in that dude's eye
As I shoot him with my old forty-five
'Cause a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive...

Because you can't stomp us out and you can't make us run
'Cause we're them old boys raised on shotguns...
We say grace, and we say ma'am,
If you ain't into that, we don't give a damn...

We're from North California and South Alabam',
And little towns all around this land...

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

Honky Tonkin’

length: 2:15
When you are sad and lonely and have no place to go
Call me up, sweet baby, and bring along some dough
And we'll go honky tonkin', honky tonkin'
Honky tonkin', honey baby
We'll go honky tonkin' 'round this town.

When you and your baby have a fallin' out
Just call me up sweet mama and we'll go steppin' out
And we'll go honky tonkin', honky tonkin'
Honky tonkin', honey baby
We'll go honky tonkin' 'round this town.

We're goin' to the city, to the city fair
If you go to the city then you will find me there
And we'll go honky tonkin', honky tonkin'
Honky tonkin', honey baby
We'll go honky tonkin' 'round this town.

When you are sad and lonely and have no place to go
Call me up, sweet baby, and bring along some dough
And we'll go honky tonkin', honky tonkin'
Honky tonkin', honey baby
We'll go honky tonkin' 'round this town.

The American Dream

length: 2:18
Too many lawyers in football
Baseballs gotta few
The pitcher got a million dollars
and the quarterback he got 2
Pitcher threw his arm away
and the quarterback ruined his knee
And this they did so they could live the american dream
Now there are some preachers on tv with a suit and a tie and a vest
they want you to send your money to the lord but they give you their address
Cause all of your donations are completely tax free
God bless you all but most of all send your money
Do you really want it?
Do you really need it?
Ya gotta keep on grindin just ta try ta keep it
Ya got no time for yourself ya got more ba roe jim beam
Your goin crazy dreamin
The american dream
Reagan is a cuttin the budget makin the democrats scream
Says we gotta control inflation Quit spendin our money on everything
But this years tax increase why its the biggest in history
Round and a round we go where we stop who knows
The american dream
Do you really want it?
Do you really need it?
Ya gotta keep on grindin just ta try ta keep it
We got no time for ourselves ya got more ba roe jim beam
Your goin crazy dreamin
The american dream
Your goin crazy dreamin
The american dream
Hail to the chief
he he hell yeah
he he

If Heaven Ain’t a Lot Like Dixie

length: 2:43

If heaven ain't a lot like Dixie, I don't want to go
If heaven ain't a lot like Dixie, I'd just as soon stay home
I was one of the chosen few, to be born in Alabam',
I'm just alike my daddy's son, I'm proud of who I am.

I went through a lot of good women, and shook old Jim Beam's hand,
If I never see the pearly gates, I've walked through the promised land.

If heaven ain't a lot like Dixie, I don't want to go,
If heaven ain't a lot like Dixie, I'd just as soon stay home.

If they don't have a Grand Ole Opry, like they do in Tennessee,
Just send me to hell or New York City, it would be about the same to me.
I've got wild honey trees and crazy little weeds, growin' around my shack,
These dusty roads ain't streets of gold, but I'm a happy right where I'm at.

All these pretty little southern belles are a country boy's dream,
They ain't got wings or halos, but they're sure looking good to me.

If heaven ain't a lot like Dixie, I don't want to go
If heaven ain't a lot like Dixie, I'd just as soon stay home
If heaven ain't a lot like Dixie, I don't want to go
If heaven ain't a lot like Dixie, I'd just as soon stay home
If they don't have a Grand Ole Opry, like they do in Tennessee,
just send me to hell or New York City, it would be about the same to me.

Gonna Go Huntin’ Tonight

length: 2:34
Goin' to a place called the "old briar patch"
Gonna get loose, and I'm gonna have fun
Gonna go huntin' but I won't need a gun, now

Well, the season's always open and there ain't no limit you see
And they can be more challenging than a rock mountain sheep
I have hunted them four legged deer
But the two legged are a lot more fun

CHORUS
I'm gonna go huntin' tonight, Lord, but I ain't takin' no gun
Hey, the kind of game I'm looking for is not that hard to snare
But they can be more dangerous tthan a big old grizzly bear
They got long claws, long legs, and a skin already tanned in the sun
I'm gonna go hunting tonight, Lord, and I ain't taking no gun

Big old beautiful wildcat, they're the kind that are hard to track
The joint is crawlin' with the other hunters, and the she-cats are doublin' in
Now is the time for patience, Fon't fire on the first one
Don't waste your powder on a little bitty baby, get a full grown
Wo wo wo man

(chorus)

Leave Them Boys Alone

length: 3:33
Now they say, Hank Jr. has strayed away
Of all them songs that put his daddy in an early grave
But his daddy would be proud, he could see Bocephus now
Why don't you leave that boy alone, let him sing his song

Ole Waylon has been known to play half time
And he been known to get out of his mind
Don't know whether he's right or wrong
He's got a string of hits about two miles long
Why don't you leave that boy alone and let him sing his song

Why don't you leave them boys alone, let 'em sing there songs
You know there gonna do whatever they want
If you don't like the way they sing who's gonna cast the first stone
Why don't you leave them boys alone, let 'em sing there song

Hank Williams was the king of country soul
My daddy took me to see him in Lubuck but he didn't show
Now the people got mad and they all went home
The first thing we did was put his records on
I guess, we should have left him alone and let him sing his song

Why don't you leave them boys alone, let 'em sing there songs
You know there gonna do whatever they want
If you don't like the way they sing who's gonna cast the first stone
(One more time, Ernest)
Why don't you leave them boys alone, let 'em sing there song

Why don't you leave them boys alone, let 'em sing there song

Queen of My Heart

length: 3:45
I just wanted to tell you what I think about you,
And I don't want to leave out some important part.
You know I love you and I can't live without you,
You know that you are the queen of my heart.
I've had ladies of passion and women of beauty
But you're the only girl I've opened up to.
But I closed up tight when you left for another,
And that's the part I've never gotten used to.
And the Queen's still in England, the King's still in Spain,
My love for you is still the same.
You know that I want you till death do us part
You know that you are the queen of my heart.
If you get this letter, please let me know somethin'
If youâ??re comin' back, or is it all through?
Hey, just tell me yes or no, don't keep me hangin',
Cause that's the part I could never get used to.
And the Queen is in England, and the King is in Spain,
And all the King's horses and all the Queen's men
Could never do one thing to keep us apart - - -
If you'll just come back to me, queen of my heart.
I'm tellin' you, you are the queen of my heart.

The Conversation

length: 3:51
Hank let's talk about your daddy tell me how your momma loved that man?
Well just break out a bottle Hoss I'll tell you bout the drifting cowboy band
We won't talk about the habits just the music and the man

Now Hank, you just gotta tell me did your daddy really write all them songs?

That don't deserve no answer Hoss let's light up and just move along
Do you think he wrote em about your momma or about the man who done her wrong?

Yeah back then they called him crazy, now a days they call him a saint
Now the ones that called him crazy, lord, are still writing on his name

Well if he was here right now Bocephus, would he think that we were right?
Don't you know he would Waltalja be right here by our sides
If we left for a show at Provo he'd be the first one on the bus and ready to ride

Where ever he is I hope he's happy, you know I hope he's doing well
He is cause he's got one arm around my mama now
And he sure did love Miss Audrey and raising hell
I won't ask you no more questions cause the stories only hank can tell

Well back then they called him crazy now a days they call him a saint
Most folks don't know that they fired him from the Opry, and that caused his greatest pain

Let me tell you about lovesick, how Miss Audrey loved that man
You know I've always loved to listen to the stories about that Drifting Cowboy Band
Know when we get right down to it still the most wanted outlaw in the land

Man of Steel

length: 4:34
My daddy died when I was three
My momma did'nt bounce me on her knee
My grandma and grandpa done past on
Log on to kill this message.
And that kinda left me all alone
My wife took off after our first child
Lord my kind of rambaling life wasn't
her kind of style , So I Kinda got
toughend up and hard and learned
not to feel , And they started calling me
The man of steel

CHORUS
My friends all call me superman
I never let nobody get the upper hand
Lord I dont know what Im gonna do
The Man of Steel done got the blues

No woman ever got the best of me
I could walk right out with ease
Until I fell in love and then she
walked out
The man of steel got melted down
Now I can't sleep and I can't eat
Can't watch no love scenes on tv
Lord I dont know what Im going to do
The man of steel gonna have to play the
Blues.

Now I've been hurt inside and out
Some of you know what im talking about
You'll think your poor heart will never
Ever heal.
And you'll wish you were the man of steel

(chorus)

Attitude Adjustment

length: 2:54
Now I met an old friend
In the bar the other night
And he got a little drunk
And he wanted to fight
And he jumped up
And challenged every man in the room
And just about the time he got the words out
An 'ol boy jumped up and closed his mouth
And used his head for a mop
And his butt for a broom

It was an attitude adjustment
I guess it was his first time
An attitude adjustment
Now he understands just fine
He got bent out of shape
And he opened his mouth
And just one appointment
Straightened him right out
It was an attitude adjustment
Oh It'll work every time

Well I've got this big 'ol brother-in-law
And me and him just never did get along
Because he wants to make sure
I'm treating his sister right
He got drunk one night
And started beating me up
And I went and got a tire tool
Out of my truck
And laid him out as cold as a block of ice

It was an attitude adjustment
And it will work every time
An attitude adjustment
I made him see the light
And he says I'm his kind of man
And he comes around with his hat in his hand
It was an attitude adjustment
I cured all his family pride

Now my girlfriend slapped me in the face
I said darlin' that was you're first mistake
Then she went wild and her eyes turned red
She started breaking everything
And screaming loud
And kickin' me and cussin' me out
And I gave her a little adjustment
On the top of the head

It was an attitude adjustment
Now she loves on me all the time
Just an attitude adjustment
She got a whole new frame of mind
She don't nag
And I don't beg
And we get along and like I said
Just an attitude adjustment
Oh everything's just fine
Well almost

She called the cops to take me in
And I said you're never gonna do it friend
And they just smiled
And said "Oh Yes We Will"
Now a stick to the head
And some kicks in the chin
And a several bites from Rin Tin Tin
And I couldn't wait to get into that jail

It was an attitude adjustment
Oh I went along peacefully
Attitude adjustment
Oh they made me clearly see
Cause my head is black
And my legs are blue
And both knee caps are bent clean through
It was an attitude adjustment
It made my whole outlook brand new
Just a attitude adjustment
It made my whole outlook brand new

All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight

length: 2:55
I got ketchup on my blue jeans, I just burnt my hand.
Lord, its hard to be a bachelor man.
I got girls that can cook, I got girls that can clean,
I got girls that can do anything in between.
I got to get ready, make everything right,
'cause all my rowdy friends are coming over tonight.

Do you want a drink. Hey do you want to party.
Hey honey this is ole Hank. Ready to get the thing started.
We cooked the pig in the ground, got some beer on ice
And all my rowdy friends are coming over tonight.

Now my party pad is out in the woods
Its long, long way from here to Hollywood,
But I got some natural queens out on the floor
And ole Miss Mississippi just walked through the door.
Got a little wirlpool just made for ten,
And you can jump out and you can jump in.
You can do anything that you want to do,
But uh uhh, don't you step on my cowboy boots.

Do you want to drink. Hey do you want to party.
Hey this is ole Hank. Ready to get your summer started.
I cooked a pig in the ground, we got some beer on ice
And all my rowdy friends are coming over tonight.
Do you want to drink, hey do you want to party.
Hey hey this is rock'n Randall Hank, ready to get the summer time started.
We cooked the pig in the ground, we got some beer on ice,
All my rowdy friends are coming over tonight.
Thats right. Come on in!

Major Moves

length: 3:32
I took a job in the city
And I left my country home.
I learned to survive and I got street-wise
But I couldn't tell for how long.
Then I met you where they sing the blues,
Downtown a few months ago.
And you taught me it's still good to believe in love
And I love you so.

I'm makin' some major moves,
Oh city girl, to get to you.
I'm makin' some major moves,
Oh darlin. Major moves just for you.

I sold some things and I bought a ring,
And I've been married before one time.
And this major move just goes to prove
Like they say love is really blind.
Yes I've made a change
And there ain't no one to blame
But me if things don't work out right.
And they just might work out 'cause all I think about
Is that city girl and country boy tonight.

I'm makin' some major moves,
Oh city girl, just for you.
I'm makin' some major moves,
Oh darlin. Major moves to get to you.
I'm makin' some major moves.
Oh darlin' just to get with you.
I'm makin' some major moves,
Oh baby. Major moves to get to you.
Major moves all for you.

I’m for Love

length: 2:55
The union’s against the workers, Working against their will
The President’s against the Congress, The Senate is against the House
People are against politicians, And I’m against cats in my house

But I’m for love and I’m for happiness
And I’m for “if you don’t like it can’t you just let it pass.”
And I’m for turning off the news and turning down the lights
‘Cause I’m for nothing else but me and you tonight

The cities against the county, The county's against the state
The state is against the government, And the highways still ain’t paved
The banker’s against the farmer, The farmer’s against the wall,
Doctors against me smoking, And the devil's against us all

But I’m for love and I’m for happiness
And I’m for “if you don’t like it can’t you just let it pass.”
And I’m for turning off the tube and turning down the lights
‘Cause I’m for nothing else but me and you tonight

The cops are against the robbers, The laws are against the cops
Justice is against the system, And some people are blowing their tops
The horse is against the automobile, The bus is against the train
The train is against the jumbo jet, And I’m against fishing in the rain

But I’m for love I’m all for happiness
And I’m for “if you don’t like it can’t you just let it pass.”
And I’m for turning off the tube; turning down the lights
And I’m for nothing else but you and me tonight

Hey, I’m for love I’m all for happiness
And I’m for not looking for something to make us mad
I’m all for turning off the news and turning down the lights
And I’m for nothing else but you and me tonight



This Ain’t Dallas

length: 2:43
This ain't Dallas and this ain't Dynasty.
This is a real-life two job working family.
And I ain't J.R. You ain't Suellen
We're just a man and a woman holding things together.

I work every day the sun comes up from eight until five.
I don't have a new Mercedes car or a chauffer to drive.
My wife ain't out shoppin' with a country club queen.
Cause she's workin' in the morning until she picks up the kids at three.

And this ain't Dallas and this ain't Dynasty.
This is a real-life two job working family.
And I ain't J.R. You ain't Suellen
We're just a man and a woman holding things together.

Now we all like to watch those shows and we all like to dream.
You know J.R. is making deals and Alexis is making steam.
Joan and Linda, Victoria and Morgan they're a sight to see.
My ole lady said, "I know what you're thinkin'"
I said "Now honey, don'tcha know all of that is on TV.

And this ain't Dallas, this ain't Dynasty.
This is makin' a livin' down in Tennessee.
And I ain't J.R. and you ain't Suellen.
Nah We're just man and woman holding things together.

No this ain't Dallas and this ain't Dynasty.
This is makin' a livin' down in Tennessee.
I ain't J.R. and you ain't Suellen.
Nah just man and woman holding this thing together.

And we're just a man and woman holding this thing together.








Ain’t Misbehavin’

length: 4:32
lyricist: Andy Razaf
composer: Harry Brooks, Fats Waller
No one to talk with
All by myself
No one to walk with
But I'm happy on the shelf
Ain't misbehavin'
I'm savin' my love for you

I know for certain
The one I love
I'm through with flirtin'
It's just you I'm thinkin' of
Ain't misbehavin'
I'm savin' my love for you

Like Jack Horner
In the corner
Don't go nowhere
What do I care?
Your kisses are worth waitin' for
Believe me

I don't stay out late
Don't care to go
I'm home about eight
Just me and my radio
Ain't misbehavin'
I'm savin' my love for you

Country State of Mind

length: 3:59
That hot old summer sun makes you
Beg for your next breath
So you best be on the creek bank
Laying in the shade
Chewing on a hickory twig
Pass the bottle I'll have me a swig
I ain't got a lot but I think I got it made

I'm just laid up here in a country state of mind
Catching these fish like they're going out of style drinking this home-made wine
Hey if the sun don't come up tomorrow, people I've had a good time
I'm just laid up here in a country state of mind

I bet the old man's in the kitchen he's got my kind of music on his radio
Aah, drinking his beer and
Dialing up the request line
Mama and old Aunt Joan probably in the
Dining room trying to use the phone
Me, I'm thinking about that girl and later tonight

I'm just laid up here in a country state of mind
Catching these fish like they're going out of style drinking this home-made wine
Well if the sun don't come up tomorrow, people I've had a good time
I'm just laid up here in a country state of mind

You know the rednecks and the preppies; they're in their disco and honky tonks
Somewhere between raising hell and Amazing Grace
Lord I know just how they feel
You gotta to get out and kick up your heels
And ain't it great to be living in the USA

Me, I'm just laid up here in a
Country state of mind
Catching these fish like they're going out of style drinking this home-made wine
If the sun don't come up tomorrow,
People I've had a good time
I'm just laid up here in a country state of mind

Mind Your Own Business

length: 2:28
composer: Hank Williams
lyricist: Hank Williams

Born to Boogie

length: 2:42

Well my momma met my daddy down in Alabama They tied the knot so here I am.
Born on the bayou on the Texas Line Loved Louisanana and raised on Jabalaya.
Now before I could walk I had a guitar in my hand by the time I could talk I had my own band,
went on the road when I was eight years old when I turned fifteen I was stealing the show.
Money to burn and the girls were pretty it didn't take me long to learn that I was born to boogie.

When I was eighteen I went to Hollywood I met Elvis, Marilyn and Johnny B. Goode,
Got my guitar painted in the California sun a red caddilac having to much fun.
Now we were playing them halls and jammin' then until they moved me on over to M.G.M.
They said this is the boy we've been telling you about, he lit a cigar and stuck his hand out.
He said son have we got a deal for you gonna make you a star give you fifty thousand too.
I told him my Momma didn't raise no fool.
I'll take your money, I'll make you a movie But I can tell ya' right now I am born to boogie.

Well my name is Bocephus I drink whiskey by the gallon and I never back down and I love a good challenge
what I do now is what I did then I like to get down with all my rowdy friends.
Now I can be sweet and I can be mean I still got my hat and I still wear my jeans
My shades are chromo my guitar is steal if you think I won't then believe me I will
Get down on you baby because I ain't no rookie I was put here to party and I was born to boogie

Heaven Can’t Be Found

length: 3:10
I looked over at my pillow but your face wasn't there.
And I don't smell the perfume you used to wear.
And I don't see your blouse or jeans,
Or your pretty white cotton gown
And I've looked all over hell but heaven can't be found.

I looked on the bedside table but your jewelry was all gone.
And I just wish you'd call everytime I look at the phone.
I looked in our dressing mirror and I saw myself break down.
Oh I looked all over hell but heaven can't be found.

I called and looked in everyplace you used to hang around.
I've searched in every bar and club and honkey-tonk in town.
And I don't know if I can go on without breaking down.
I've looked all over hell but heaven can't be found.

And I don't know if I can go on without breaking down.
Oh, I've looked all over hell but my heaven can't be found.

Young Country on Web Player

length: 3:29

If the South Woulda Won

length: 3:17
If the South would've won we'd a had it made,
I'd prob'ly run for President of the Southern State.
The day Elvis passed away would be our national holiday,
If the South would a won we'd had a it made.

I'd make my Supreme Court down in Texas,
And we wouldn't have no killers gettin'off free.
If they were proven guilty, then they would swing quickly,
Instead of writin' books and smilin' on T.V.

We'd all learn Cajun cookin in Louisiana,
And I'd put that capitol back in Alabama.
We'd put Florida on the right track ‘cause, we'd take Miami back,
And throw all them pushers in the slammer.

If the South would've won we'd a had it made,
I'd prolly run for President of the Southern States.
The day young Skynyrd died we'd show our Southern Pride,
If the South would a won we'd had a it made.

I'd have all the whiskey made in Tennessee,
And all the horses raised in those Kentucky hills.
The national treasury would be in Tupelo, Mississippi
And I'd put Hank William's picture on one hundred dollar bills.

I'd have all the cars made in the Carolina's,
And I'd ban all the ones made in China.
I'd have every girl and child sent to Georgia to learn to smile,
And talk with that southern accent that drives me wild.

I'd have all the fiddles made in Virginia
Cause they sure can make'em sound so fine.
I'm goin up on Wolverton mountain and see ole Clinton Powers,
And have a sip of his good ole Arkansas wine.

Hey, if the South woulda won we'd had it made
I'd prolly run for President of the Southern States,
When Patsy Cline passed away that would be our national holiday,
If the South woulda won we'd a had it made.

If the South woulda won we'd a had it made.

My Name Is Bocephus

length: 4:39
I just came in here to have some whiskey and beer and to say howdy to you all.
Now you all know me, this is Hank Williams, Jr. you see. Hat and shade beard and all.
Now I have heard, mmm hmm, I've gotten' the word,
about all these silly imposters running 'round.
Let me tell you something now they ain't real, they ain't got no scars, they ain't got no feel. Why they don't know nothing about whiskey bent and hellbound.
Now I'm looking for a lover and I'm looking for some fun.
My name is Bocephus. I'm a son of a gun.


Some of us are born with it, some of us don't ever ever get it.
Thank God I'm a guitar man,
and its true I love the money
and its true I love all the honeys
but the thing I really love is to get down with the band.


Not everybody loves me but those that do will fight.
Right to the end they're guitar friends from legendary Saturday Nights.
I learned something from Lynyrd Skynyrd, from my Daddy and Ernest Tubb too.
I do country-rock. I do blues.
Now I'm looking for a lover and I'm going to have some fun.
Oh my name is Bocephus. 'ell, I'm a son of a gun.


Some of us are born with it.
Some of 'em don't ever, ever get it.
Thank God I'm a guitar man.
Oh its true I love the money
and I really, really love the honeys,
but the thing I really love is to get down with the band.


Oh boy. Ain't no rookies on this record.


I say my name is


B-O-C-E-P-H-U-S


OH YEAH!

Early in the Morning and Late at Night

length: 2:26
She's got sexy eyes and crazy lips,she's got magic in her finger tips!
She's hot to handle if you know what I mean. She's a long legged loving machine!
She's in to pleasin'. She knows what I like.
Early in the morning and late at night.
She's got a way of walking that'll do you in,so if you get to thinking, better think again.
No harm in looking if you understand.She's a one man woman. I'm a one woman man.
There's no doubt about it when she holds me tight,
Early in the morning and late at night.
Early in the morning we rock ,late in the evening we roll. We're in it right from the start hearts,bodies and soul.
She's cooking up a mess of moves,she keeps a lot of love spread on the menu.
She's got a man with a big appetite,
Early in the morning and late at night.
Early in the morning we rock,late in the evening we roll.
We're in right from the start hearts,bodies and souls.
Yes sir! She's cooking up a mess of moves she keeps a lot of love on her menu.
She's got a man with a big appetite,
Early in the morning and late at night.
She's hot to handle if you know what I mean,she's a long legged loving machine.
She's in to pleasin' she knows what I like,
I like it early in the morning and late at night.

There’s a Tear in My Beer

length: 2:49
composer: Hank Williams
lyricist: Hank Williams

All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over for Monday Night Football

length: 2:16

I got ketchup on my blue jeans, I just burnt my hand
Lord, it's hard to be a bachelor man
I got girls that can cook, I got girls that can clean
I got girls that can do anything in between
I gotta get ready, make everything right
'cause all my rowdy friends are comin' over tonight

Do you wanna dance, hey, do ya wanna party
Hey, honey, this is ole Hank ready to get the thing started
We cooked a pig in the ground, we got some beer on ice
And all my rowdy friends are coming over tonight

Now my party pad is out in the woods
It's a long, long way from here to Hollywood
But I got some natural queens out on the floor
And ole Miss Mississippi just walked through the door

I got a little whirlpool just made for ten
And you can jump out, and you can jump in
You can do anything that you wanna do
But oh, don't you step on my cowboy boots

Do you wanna dance, hey, do ya wanna party
Hey, honey, this is ole Hank ready to get the thing started
We cooked a pig in the ground, we got some beer on ice
And all my rowdy friends are coming over tonight

Do you wanna dance, hey, do ya wanna party
Hey, honey, this is ole Hank ready to get the thing started
We cooked a pig in the ground, we got some beer on ice
And all my rowdy friends are coming over tonight

Finders Are Keepers

length: 2:58
I took a gamble and just lookie here what I got.
A diamond in the middle in a field full of stone.
And I'm bettin' everything I got that you can keep me comin' home.

Finders are Keepers
And I'm keeping you as long as I can.
Finders are Keeepers
So baby don't ever stop just keep on holdin' my hand.

A needle in a haystack would be easy to do
Compared to me finding somebody else like you.
I tell ya chasing the perfect woman is just like rolling the dice,
She's as pretty as a natural eleven and I'm puttin' my heart on the line.

Finders are Keepers
And I'm keeping you as long as I can.
Finders are Keeepers
So baby don't ever stop just keep on holdin' my hand.

Finders are Keeepers
So baby keep on keepin' on with your lovin' man.


Ain’t Nobody’s Business

length: 2:39
One day I have ham and bacon
And the next day it ain't nothing shakin'
And it ain't noboady's business if I do what I do

Me and my babe oh we fuss and fight
And the next minute, yea everything is alright
And it ain't nobody's business what we do
(Cause that's all private stuff)

One day I think I'm going crazy
And the next day I'm laid back and lazy
And it ain't nobody's business if I do

One day I might take a notion
To go right down and jump in the ocean
And it ain't nobody's business if I do

Good Friends, Good Whiskey, Good Lovin’

length: 3:01
One thing's for sure
We're all just passin' through
No we're not gonna live forever
Not me and you
But Lord, I've had a good time
Yes Lord I've had a good good life
I've just got one thing to say
This is all that matters anyway
Good friends, good whiskey, and good lovin'
I want to thank you Lord For givin' me all of them To get me by
Take my money, take my rings
I'd trade it all for just three things
Good friends, my good whiskey, and good lovin'
Don't you know I'm just like lotsa folks in your town
I laugh and I love and I cuss life's ups and downs
There really ain't much difference you see
Betweeen all of you and me
Yes I like cold beer and hot lips
and a ride in the country.
And I like good friends
And I like good whiskey
And I like good lovin'
I want to thank you Lord For givin' me all of them To get me by
Take my money, take my rings
I'd trade it all for just three things
My good friends, my good whiskey, and good lovin'
Take my money, take my rings
I'd trade it all for just three things
My good friends, my good whiskey, and yo good lovin'

Hog Wild

length: 3:30
Well I WAS BORN AT A PARTY IN A BARN, WITH A GUITAR STRAPPED ACROSS MY ARM SO, I LEARNED TO PLAY IN A DIFFERENT STYLE, EVERYONE KNOWS THAT I'M HOG WILD. WELL I PICK IT HIGH AND I PICK IT LOW, PICK IT WITH MY TEETH, AND PICK IT WITH TOE YOU CAN HEAR ME PLAY FOR A COUNTRY MILE EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT I'M HOG WILD YEE-EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT I'M HOG WILD. WELL, I LAID AROUND ON THE FARM TO LONG ME AND THEM CITY FOLKS COULDN'T GET ALONG. MY MOMMA SAID, "YOU'RE A DESTINED CHILD,THEY ALL KNOW YOU'S BORN WILD. SO TRAVELED ALL OVER THIS LAND, AND FOUND MYSELF A BACK-WOODS BAND YOU COULD HEAR US PLAY FOR A COUNTRY MILE EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT WE'RE HOG WILD. EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT WE'RE HOG WILD EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT WE'RE HOG WILD EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT I PLAY LOUD EVERYBODY KNOW......EVERYBODY KNOWS......EVERYBODY KNOWS. EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT WE'RE HOG WILD. MAKE IT WILD.....MAKE IT WILD.....MAKE IT WILD.....MAKE IT WILD.....MAKE IT WILD.....MAKE IT WILD. ROOTIN' AROUND TOWN

America Will Survive

length: 4:51

A Country Boy Can Survive (25th Anniversary remix)

length: 4:19

Red, White & Pink Slip Blues

length: 4:14

All for the Love of Sunshine

length: 3:46

Intro: Hank Williams, Junior Junior (live)

My Name Is Bocephus (live)

length: 3:50

Workin’ for McA (live)

length: 1:31

I Really Like Girls (live)

length: 3:43

If You Don’t Like Hank Williams (live)

length: 3:11

Sweet Home Alabama (live)

length: 2:13

Spoken Intro: La Grange (live)

length: 8:42

Trouble in Mind / Short Haired Women (live)

length: 5:37

The Conversation (live)

length: 1:48

Man of Steel (live)

length: 1:05

I’m for Love (live)

length: 0:52

If Heaven Ain’t a Lot Like Dixie (live)

length: 1:07

All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down) (live)

length: 2:28

House of the Rising Sun (live)

length: 3:24

The Ride (live)

length: 2:44

A Country Boy Can Survive (live)

length: 4:58

Family Tradition / Hey, Good Lookin’ (live)

length: 4:15