Who Sang Tennessee Stud? Country Joe McDonald

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Release information
Release Date: 1970
length: 3:17
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Lyrics
Long about eighteen twenty-five
I left Tennessee very much alive
Never would've gotten through the Arkansas mud
If I hadn't been a-ridin' on a Tennessee stud

Tennessee stud was long and lean
The color of the sun, his eyes were green
He had the nerve and he had the blood
There never was a horse like Tennessee stud

Had some trouble with my sweetheart's Pa
One of her brothers was a bad outlaw
Sent her a letter about my uncle Fud
And I rode away on a Tennessee stud

I rode on down through a beautiful land
I ran smack into an Indian band
Jumped their necks with a whoop and a yell
And I rode away like a bat out of hell

Circled their camp a time or two
Just to show 'em what a Tennessee horse can do
Redskin bucks couldn't get my bud
'Cause I was riding on a Tennessee stud

So I rode on down through a beautiful land
Across the river called the Rio Grande
Raced my horse with a spaniard's fold
And won me a sack full of silver and gold

Me and a gambler, we couldn't agree
Got in a fight over Tennessee
Drew our guns and he fell with a thud
And I rode away on a Tennessee stud

Tennessee stud is long and lean
The color of the sun, his eyes are green
He had the nerve and he had the blood
There never was a horse like the Tennessee stud

Got just as lonesome as a man can be
Dreamed about my girl back in Tennessee
Tennessee stud's green eyes turned blue
'Cause he was dreaming of his sweetheart, too

So we loped on back 'cross Arkansas
And I whooped her mother and I whooped her pa
Found that girl with the golden hair
And she was riding on a Tennessee mare

Stirrup to stirrup and side by side
We crossed the mountains and the valleys wide
Come to Big Muddy, but we forded the flood
On a Tennessee mare and a Tennessee stud

Pretty little baby on the cabin floor
Little horses colt playing round the door
I love the girl with the golden hair
And the Tennessee stud loves the Tennessee mare

Tennessee stud is long and lean
The color of the sun, his eyes are green
He had the nerve and he had the blood
There never was a horse like the Tennessee stud

Never was a horse like the Tennessee stud
Never was a horse like the Tennessee stud
Never was a horse like the Tennessee stud

There never was a horse like the Tennessee stud
There never was a horse like the Tennessee stud

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Ring Of Fire
  • 2 Tennessee Stud
  • 3 Heartaches By The Number
  • 4 Tiger By The Tail
  • 5 Crazy Arms
  • 6 You've Done Me Wrong
  • 7 Al Of Me Belongs To You
  • 8 Oklahoma Hills
  • 9 Tonight I'm Singing Just For You
  • 10 Friend, Lover, Woman, Wife
  • 11 Six Days On The Road

  • Release information
    label: Akarma
    country(area): Italy
    format: CD
    script: Latin