While driving through the desert last weekend I listened to three Johnny Cash CDs. Over and over. Loved every minute of it. Also realized I’d missed his mention of a “holler log” in the song Country Boy.
[Verse 1] Country boy, hasn’t got no shoes Country boy, hasn’t got no blues Well, you work all day While you’re wanting to play In the sun and the sand With a face that’s tan At the end of the day When your work is done You haven’t got nothing but fun
[Chorus 1][x2] Country boy, hasn’t got no ills Country boy, don’t owe no bills
[Verse 2] You get a wiggly worm And then you watch him squirm While you put him on a hook And you drop him in a brook If everything’s gonna turn out right You’re going to fry fish tonight
[Chorus 2] Country boy, got a lot to lose Country boy, how I wish I was in your shoes
[Verse 2] Country boy, you got a shaggy dog Country boy, up a holler log Well, he comes in a run When you pick up your gun And with a shell or two And your dog and you When you get your rabbit You’ll skin his hide He’s going to be good fried
[Verse 3] Country boy, you got work to do Country boy, in the morning dew You got to plant the seed You got to cut the weeds There’s many a row You know you got to ho When it’s quitting time And your work is through There’s a lot of life in you
[Outro] Country boy, you lucky thing Country boy, I wish I was you, and you were me