Who Sang Tennessee Stud? Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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Release information
Release Date: 1972
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country/Bluegrass/Honky Tonk/Folk
length: 3:50
Some other versions of "Tennessee Stud"

Lyrics
Along about eighteen twenty-five
I left Tennessee very much alive
And I never would have gotten through the Arkansas mud
If I hadn't been a-ridin that Tennessee stud

I had some trouble with my sweetheart's pa
And one of her brothers was a bad outlaw
I sent her a letter by my Uncle Fud
And I rode away on the Tennessee stud

CHORUS:
The Tennessee stud was long and lean
The color of the sun and his eyes were green
A-He had the nerve and he had the blood
And there never was a hoss like the Tennessee stud

We drifted on down into no man's land
We crossed that river called the Rio Grande
I raced my hoss with the Spaniard's foal
Till I got me a skin full of silver and gold

Me and the gambler we couldn't agree
We got in a fight over Tennessee
We jerked our guns, and he fell with a thud
And I got away on the Tennessee stud

The Tennessee stud was long and lean
The color of the sun and his eyes were green
A-He had the nerve and he had the blood
And there never was a hoss like the Tennessee stud

Well I got just as lonesome as a man can be
A-Dreaming of my girl in Tennessee
The Tennessee stud's green eyes turned blue
Cause he was a-dreamin' of his sweetheart, too

We loped right back across Arkansas
I whoop her brother and I whoop her pa
When I found that girl with the golden hair
And she was A-ridin' that Tennessee mare (whoa, boy)

The Tennessee stud was long and lean
The color of the sun and his eyes were green
He had the nerve and he had the blood
And there never was a hoss like the Tennessee stud

Stirrup to stirrup and side by side
We crossed them mountains and the valleys wide
We came into Big Muddy then we forded a flood
On the Tennessee mare and the Tennessee stud

There's a pretty little baby on the cabin floor
A little hoss colt playin' 'round the door
I love the girl with golden hair
And the Tennessee stud loves the
Tennessee mare (They'se good hosses)

The Tennessee stud was long and lean
The color of the sun and his eyes were green
And he had the nerve and he had the blood
And there never was a hoss like the Tennessee stud

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Grand Ole Opry Song
  • 2 Keep on the Sunny Side
  • 3 Nashville Blues
  • 4 You Are My Flower
  • 5 The Precious Jewel
  • 6 Dark as a Dungeon
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Tennessee Stud
  • 2 Black Mountain Rag
  • 3 Wreck on the Highway
  • 4 The End of the World
  • 5 I Saw the Light
    12" Vinyl 3
  • 1 Sunny Side of the Mountain
  • 2 Nine Pound Hammer
  • 3 Losin’ You (Might Be the Best Thing Yet)
  • 4 Honky Tonkin’
  • 5 You Don’t Know My Mind
  • 6 My Walkin’ Shoes
    12" Vinyl 4
  • 1 Lonesome Fiddle Blues
  • 2 Cannonball Rag
  • 3 Avalanche
  • 4 Flint Hill Special
  • 5 Togary Mountain
  • 6 Earl’s Breakdown
  • 7 Orange Blossom Special
  • 8 Wabash Cannonball
    12" Vinyl 5
  • 1 Lost Highway
  • 2 Doc Watson & Merle Travis: First Meeting (dialogue)
  • 3 Way Downtown
  • 4 Down Yonder
  • 5 Pins and Needles (in My Heart)
  • 6 Honky Tonk Blues
  • 7 Sailin’ On to Hawaii
    12" Vinyl 6
  • 1 I’m Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes
  • 2 I Am a Pilgrim
  • 3 Wildwood Flower
  • 4 Soldier’s Joy
  • 5 Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  • 6 Both Sides Now

  • Release information
    label: United Artists
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin