Montana Cafe Album

Artist(s): Hank Williams, Jr.

Cover Art

Hank Williams, Jr. Montana Cafe Cover Art

Tracklist

Country State of Mind

length: 3:59
producer: Barry Beckett and Jim Ed Norman

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

Montana Cafe

length: 4:14
Montana Cafe, Teddie Rosevelt and Hemingway
You can see the pictures on the wall there where they signed,
Montana Cafe, Thanks allot for a pleasent Stay
Oh we got Steaks and pie and the specials still a piece of mind

I know so many people, in so many places
they make allot of money but they got sad faces
they want to get away, and enjoy the life
But the business their in, has taken control
they want get out and free their sole we're on highway 93
stop by anytime

Montana Cafe, we're a little bit out of the way
but you can get coffee and a smile here anytime
Montana Cafe, come on in for a pleasent stay
Oh we got Steak and pie and specials is piece of mind

See the old juke box, there in the corner
our kind of songs live so much longer
there's names like Johnney Cash and Ernest Tubb
and I bet you'll find, that were gonna relax ya
sit back and listen to North to Alaska
and if you ever come in here your gonna fall in love

With the Montana Cafe, we bring back some of yesterday
and you can get coffee and a smile here anytime
Montana Cafe, feel the tension melt away
Oh we got Steak and pie and specials still a piece of mind

I'm so glad we reached, this point in my life
I finally got my priorities right
I am way out here, on the Idaho Line
and I do my best, what I left behind, driving to work and standing in line
we're on Highway 93 just look for the sign

Montana Cafe, shades of Rosevelt and Hemingway
you can get coffee and a smile here anytime
Montana Cafe, thanks allot for a pleasant stay
Oh we got Steak and pie but the specials istill a piece of mind

Yeh we got Steak and pie, but the specials still a piece of mind





My Girl Don't Like My Cowboy Hat

length: 2:15
My girl don't like my cowboy hat, she says that it's so yucky
My girl don't like my cowboy hat, but she don't know how lucky
She is to have a man like me to take her to the disco
When I walk in they say, "Hey Jim where's Hop-a-long and Sisco"

I guess she's never stop to think of all it's many uses
Although it's got a six inch brim it's very unobtrusive
If you get caught out in the rain you'd surely wish you had one
And if a pigeon passes by those whithout will be mad ones

My girl don't like my cowboy hat she says it looks so silly
My girl don't like my cowboy hat she always says, "Now really
Do you have to wear that thing when we go after dinner?"
I say, "My dear, some of bureaucrats are not exactly winners"

You can trick out of it, lay down on it, it reallly doesn't matter
You can carry smokes and money folks in a big ten gallon huddle
Well it's the greatest thing to hit the scene
in the last two hundred years
And if you have no hair up there it'll fit over your ears

Oh, my girl don't like my cowboy hat she says it looks so tacky
My girl don't like my cowboy hat I told her to get packing
I found someone who always wears a cowboy's hat too
Where the only time we take ours off is when we want to....kiss

My girl don't like my cowboy hat, she says that it's so yucky
My girl don't like my cowboy hat, but she don't know how lucky
She is to have a man like me to take her to the disco
When I walk in they say, "Hey Jim where's Hop-a-long and Sisco"

When Something Is Good (Why Does It Change)

length: 3:26

Medley: Harvest Moon / St. Louis Blues

length: 5:02

You Can't Judge a Book (By Looking at the Cover)

length: 4:01

My Name Is Bocephus

length: 4:42
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!

Loving Instructor

length: 2:45

Fat Friends

length: 2:03
Why do the best looking girls
Have real ugly friends
It seems like it always works like that
You'll meet a queen
The girl of your dreams
And she'll have a friend that's really fat

But you decide to take a chance
This could be a great romance
If only she could just get rid of her
She's my cousin from the East
And I know that she's a beast
And I don't think that this is gonna work

So you take them both out
While you try to figure out
How can I dump the pig?
You've spent sixty bucks
But things are looking up
She just said she wants to make it big

Now the problem is this
Everytime we hug and kiss
Her friend says, "I want to go home"
And we want her to
But we don't know what to do
And that's why it's time for this song

Why do the best looking girls
Have real ugly friends
It seems like it always works like that
Oh you'll meet a queen
The girl of your dreams
And she'll have a friend that's really really fat

Everytime you make your play
You'll find out there ain't no way
To make love to beauty and the beast
Why do the best looking girls
Have these real ugly firends
Does this only happen to me?

Now I'm so hot I could smother
Cause they've both gone home to Mother
Does this only happen to me?

Mind Your Own Business

length: 2:28
composer: Hank Williams
lyricist: Hank Williams
If the wife and I are fussin', brother that's our right
Cause me and that sweet woman's got a license to fight
Why don't you mind your own business
(Mind your own business)
Cause if you mind your business, then you won't be mindin' mine.

Oh, the woman on our party line's the nosiest thing
She picks up her receiver when she knows it's my ring
Why don't you mind your own business
(Mind your own business)
Well, if you mind your business, then you won't be mindin' mine.

I got a little gal that wears her hair up high,
The boys all whistle when she walks by.
Why don't you mind your own business
(Mind your own business)
Well, if you mind your own business, you sure won't be minding mine.

If I want to honky tonk around 'til two or three
Now, brother that's my headache, don't you worry 'bout me.
Just mind your own business
(Mind your own business)
If you mind your business, then you won't be mindin' mine.

Mindin' other people's business seems to be high-toned
I got all that I can do just to mind my own
Why don't you mind your own business
(Mind your own business)
If you mind your own business, you'll stay busy all the time.