Major Moves Album

Artist(s): Hank Williams, Jr.

Cover Art

Hank Williams, Jr. Major Moves Cover Art

Tracklist

All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight

length: 2:58

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!

Promises

length: 3:01
I don't care if you never come home.
I don't mind if you just
Keep on rolling away on a distant sea,
'Cause I don't love you and you don't love me.

You cause a commotion when you come to town.
You give 'em a smile and they melt.
And your lovers and friends is all good and fine.
But I don't like yours and you don't like mine.
La la la la la la la

I don't care what you do late at night.
No, and I don't care how you get your delights.
I'll leave you alone,
I'll just let you be.
I don't love you and you don't love me.

I got a problem, can you relate?
I got a woman callin' love hate.
We made a vow that we'd always be friends.
How could we know that promises end?
La la la la la la la

I tried to love you for years upon years.
You wouldn't take it for real.
It's time you saw what I wanted you to see,
And I'd still love you and you'd still love me.

I got a problem, can you relate?
I got a woman callin' love hate.
Aw, we made a vow that we'd always be friends.
How could we know that promises end?
La la la la la la la

La la la la la la la

Video Blues

length: 2:55
Well the latest craze going around
Is called the video cassete recorder.
And I was the first one in my town
To send off my money order.
Well I thought that thing would never get here
But old UPS came through.
I ripped the box apart and bless their hearts
They sent a free movie too.
Well I hooked it up once
And I hooked it up twice and 8 or 9 more times.
I had it all wrong but I finally got it right,
Just play, stop, rewind.
I grabbed the movie they sent and I shoved it right in
It was called The X-Rated Reviews.
Now, I seen movies where folks kiss
But I never seen nothing like this.
Oh Lord,I got the video blues.

Well I drove downtown to join the tape club
And friends I've got some news.
Most all the movies they had down there
Was just like they one they sent me too.
I bought Star Wars, Jaws, Poltergeist, Superman 1 and 2.
When they added it up I'd spent three hundred bucks.
I got the video blues.

I got the video blues, don't know what to do.
This could get expensive.
I want a camera to zoom, remote control too,
So I can make documentaries.
Now they're trying to pass laws about copyrights and all
And taping things off of the tube.
I'd probably be better off if they's haul this thing off,
'Cause I've got the video blues.

Well I called my girl to come on over
'Cause I had new movies to show.
I started her off with Smokey And The Bandit
I thought I'd kind of take it slow.
But later that night when the time was right
I showed one called Sweedish Ways.
She said, "Well, I've never in my life..
Well, I guess it's alright...
Hey! Yeah, go on, let it play!"

I got the video blues, what have I got into?
This thing has taken my place.
She don't wanna hug or make any love.
She just sits there with that funny look on her face.
I came on too strong, I shoulda known all along
What I was getting into.
She won't give me a kiss, 'cause she's afraid she'll miss
Something from the Movies Review.

I've got the video blues, don't know what to do,
And this could get expensive.
I want a camera to zoom, remote control too,
So I can make home documentaries.
Now they're trying to pass laws about copyrights and all
And taping things off of the tube.
I'd probably be better off if they'd haul this thing off
'Cause I got the video blues.
I'd be so much better off if they'd haul this stuff off
'Cause I got the video blues.

Hey baby, it's me.I'm still here.
Hey, look at me!

Major Moves

length: 3:34
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.

The Blues Medley

length: 5:42

Mr. Lincoln

length: 4:17
(Chorus:)
Mr. Lincoln I wish you were here
The Republics changed alot in a hundred years
I don't think its working like you planned
Mr Lincoln we sure could use a hand

I just read the headlines in the Nashville News
And I wish i made this up but im afraid its true
Cause a man was murdered for his money in the street
He was takin his wife to a nice place to eat
When they caught the man he did 23 months of time
He plead insanity like they do now all the time
Sir what would you have done in 1859
Now if you shoot someone sir you can get off scott free
Its the latest thing mr Lincoln can you believe
Now they sue the manufactures of the guns
Aint the law changed alot since 1861

(Chorus)

I just heard the new story on the radio
They let dangerous men outta prison now yes sir im afraid its so
Because theyre overcrowded and it was only his fifth offense
And this time hes killed someone does that make any sense
Now my lawyer called me about a nuisance case
Cause everybody sues over any little thing these days
Well at least we're right all we gotta do is tell the truth

He said youre living in the past you romantic fool
I said you got that right i lean toward the older ways
And theres d___ few back woods lawyers left today

(Chorus 2x)

Country Relaxin'

length: 2:37

I like driving down those ol' dirt country roads.I love to listen to the sound of the crickets on my back porch. I like catching fish on a cane pole just about sundown time. My kinda action is country relaxin
I love 4 wheeling up into the mountains. I like the white waters of mother natures fountains. I love high places without the traces of the noise and the smoke from the factories
My kinda action is country relaxin
Now our life style today is come and go and run, but people never can forget where they all came from. From the small towns and the big mountains and the country side of life. And oh so many people wish they could go back tonight. I love being with my sweet country girl, and getting loud and being proud of our special world. And if I die before the morning Lord let my sould be warming knowing til the end of time i'll be in this frame of mind cause my kinda action is country relaxin
Now our life style today is come and go and run, but people never can forget where they all came from. From the small towns and the big mountains and the country side of life. And oh so many of them wish they could go back tonight. And oh so many of us wish we could go back tonight

Attitude Adjustment

length: 2:55
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

Knoxville Courthouse Blues

length: 3:42
I'm sittin' in Knoxville courthouse ain't got a thing to do
I don't wanna go to the movies couldn't if I wanted to I'm on trial for lovin' you
Now this all started in a honky tonk just the other side of town
A girl come in took a stool by me ordered gin and drank it down
She lit up a cigarette and turned around
Well she said my name is Jeannie and asked me what was mine
I answered Hank and I walked to the jukebox droppin' a dime
I looked at her short dress low neck line
Well we danced for five or ten minutes and I held her close to me
Kissed her lips and squeezed her hips and judged about twenty three
Whispered in my ears I said yes siree
Now the scene is a little motel out on the state highway
And there's a room for two love is about to take place
And a state trooper breaks down the door shines a flash light in my face
I said what the hell is this and another man and woman come in
And the girl I'm with starts cryin' and screamin' and she runs over to them
Said thank God you're here he tried to hurt me mama
I said now you don't mean the cop says son the girl is seventeen
So that's why I'm in Knoxville courthouse and the judge passed sentence on me
And it's ten long years for statutory rape in the state penitentiary
Lord I can't believe this is happened to me
So when next time you give a girl the eye she gives you that certain smile
Just remember under that woman's breast may beat the heart of a child
Don't you let yourself be the one to help a mixed up kids go wild
This story happened a lot that's true
But you better hope and pray it never happens to you

Wild and Blue

length: 3:31
Way across town a phone rings off the wall
If you know he ain't home why do you keep callin'
You're gonna drive yourself crazy and you know that it's true
It's just making you wild and blue

Wild and blue it's no wonder
You look at the things that you do
They could just take you up to yonder, honey
You're already wild and blue

In somebody's room on the far side of town
With your minds all made up and the shades all pulled down
Someone is trying just to satisfy you
He don't know you're wild and you're blue

Wild and blue it's no wonder
You look at the things that you do
They could just take you up to yonder, honey
You're already wild and blue

It's four in the morning and you're all alone
With no place to go you know you ought to come home
And I'll be right here little baby waitin' for you
I know you've been wild and blue

Wild and blue and it's no wonder
You look at the things that you do
They could just take you up to yonder, honey
You're already wild and blue
And they ought to just take you up to yonder, honey
You're already wild and blue