Country Bumpkin    (video)



1. He walked into the bar and parked his lanky frame

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    upon a tall barstool,


    and with a long soft Southern drawl said,

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    "I'll just have a glass of anything that's cool".


    A barroom girl with wise and knowing eyes slowly

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    looked me up and down,


    and she said, "I wonder how on earth

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    that country bumpkin found his way to town."


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    And I said, "Hello, country bumpkin !


How's the frost out on the pumpkin?"

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"I've seen some sights but, man, you're something,

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Where'd ya come from, country bumpkin?"



2. Just a short year later in a bed of joy-filled

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   tears and death-like pain,


    into this wondrous world of many wonders

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    another wonder came.


    That same woman's face was wrapped up a raptured look of

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    love and tenderness,


    as I marveled at the soft and warm

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    and cuddly boy-child feeding at her breast.





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    And I said, "Hello, country bumpkin,


fresh as frost out on the pumpkin!"

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"I've seen some sights but, babe, you're something,

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Mamma loves her country bumpkin."



3. Forty years of hard work later in a simple, quiet and

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    peaceful country place,


    the heavy hand of time had not erased

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    the raptured wonder from my woman's face.


    She was lying on her deathbed knowing fully well her

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    race was nearly run,


    but she softly smiled and looked into

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    the sad eyes of her husband and her son.


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    And I said, "So long, country bumpkin,


the frost is gone now from on the pumpkin.”

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"I've seen some sights and life's been something,

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see you later, country bumpkin.     See you later, country bumpkin."


(Loretta Lynn)