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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 [D7]hunted alligator for a livin'
Ju[D7]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[D7] a snake.
Whe[D7]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[E7]orty-five minutes s[D7]outheast of Thibodeaux, Lo[A7]usisiana
Lived [E7]a man called Doc Mil[D7]sap and his pretty wife Ha[A7]nna.
Well, they r[E7]aised up a son who could [C]eat up his weight [D7]in groceries.
Named him after a man of the cloth,
Called him Amos Moses.
Now[A] all the folks around south Louisiana
Said A[B]mos was a hell of a man.
He could[D7] trap the biggest,
The[D7] meanest alligator,
And just[D7] 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[A]heriff got wind that Amos
Was in the sw[B]amp tracking alligator skin.
So he sn[D7]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[E7]-five minutes southeast of Thib[D7]odeaux, Lous[A7]isiana
Lived a cat[E7] called Doc Milsap and his pret[D7]ty wife Han[A7]na.
Wel[E7]l, they raised up a son [C]who could eat up his[D7] 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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