movement, movement

Dear Mystery Texter

Posted in random by amoslanka on September 7, 2008

I don’t know who you are, but you’re obviously from Hastings, Nebraska, and obviously you’ve been listening to Jerry Reed lately. I find it hard to believe that you are Reed himself, since he passed away a week ago. I can appreciate the song though, it speaks highly. Hmm. Perhaps you’ve been listening to Rush Limbaugh lately? I hear he’s been playing Jerry Reed songs to make fun of Joe Biden. Clever, Mr. Mystery Texter, clever.

Jerry Reed – Amos Moses

Well Amos Moses was a Cajun,
He lived by himself in the swamp.
He hunted alligators for a livin,
He just knocked ’em in the head with a stump.
The Louisiana law gonna get ya Amos
It ain’t legal hunting alligators down in the swamp, boy

Well everybody blamed his old man,
For makin’ him mean as a snake,
When Amos Moses was a boy
His daddy would use him for alligator bait.
Tie a rope around his waist, and throw him in the swamp,
Alligator bait in a Louisiana bayou

About 45 minutes southeast of Thibodeaux, Louisiana
Lived a man named Doc Milsap and his pretty wife Hanna
hey raised up a son who could eat up his weight in groceries,
Named him after a man of the cloth,
Called him Amos Moses

Well, the folks around south Louisiana
Said Amos was a hell of a man
He could trap the biggest, the meanest alligator
And just use one hand
That’s all he’s got left cause an alligator bit him
Left arm gone clean up to the elbow

Well the sheriff caught wind that Amos
Was in the swamp huntin’ alligator skins
So he snuck in the swamp, gonna getcha boy,
But he never come out again.
Well, I wonder where the Louisiana sheriff went to?
You can sure get lost in a Louisiana bayou!

About 45 minutes southeast of Thibodeaux, Louisiana
Lived a man named Doc Milsap and his pretty wife Hanna
They raised a son who could eat up his weight in groceries,
Named him after a man of the cloth,
Called him Amos Moses

I actually was called Amos Moses at one time. It was back in high school and it was my girlfriend’s family that called me that. I don’t think it had anything to do with alligators though.

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  1. Stephie said, on September 8, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Perhaps we should set up an investigation. I am quite the detective. I miss you.

  2. Amos Moses « movement, movement said, on January 24, 2009 at 10:33 pm

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