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Amos Moses  Jerry Reed




now a[a]mos moses was a cajon
He li[b]ved by himself in the swamp.
He [C7]hunted alligator for a livin'
Ju[C7]st knock 'em in the head with a stump.

The Lousisana law gonna get you, Amos!
It ain't legal huntin' alligator down in the swamp, boy!
Wel[a]l, everybody blamed his old man

For [b]makin' him mean as[C7] a snake.
Whe[C7]n Amos Moses was a boy,
His Daddy would use his for alligator bait.
Tie a rope around his waist and throw him in the swamp!
Aliigator bait in the Lousisana bayou
About f[D7]orty-five minutes s[C7]outheast of Thibodeaux, Lo[G7]usisiana
Lived [D7]a man called Doc Mil[C7]sap and his pretty wife Ha[G7]nna.
Well, they r[D7]aised up a son who could [Bb]eat up his weight [C7]in groceries.
Named him after a man of the cloth,
Called him Amos Moses.
Now[G] all the folks around south Louisiana
Said A[A]mos was a hell of a man.
He could[C7] trap the biggest,
The[C7] meanest alligator,
And just[C7] use one hand.
That's all he got left cuz the alligator bit it!
Left arm gone clean up to the elbow!
Well, the S[G]heriff got wind that Amos
Was in the sw[A]amp tracking alligator skin.
So he sn[C7]uck in the swamp, gonna get the boy.
But he never come out again.
Well, I wonder where the Louisiana Sheriff went to?
You can sure get lost in the Louisiana Bayou!
About forty[D7]-five minutes southeast of Thib[C7]odeaux, Lous[G7]isiana
Lived a cat[D7] called Doc Milsap and his pret[C7]ty wife Han[G7]na.
Wel[D7]l, they raised up a son [Bb]who could eat up his[C7] weight in groceries.
Named him after a man of the cloth,
Called him Amos Moses.

Set out on 'em Amos.
Make it count, Son!

About forty-five minutes southeast of Thibodeaux, Lousisiana...

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