Jerry Reed Alabama Wild Man cover

Alabama Wild Man
by Jerry Reed
Lyrics and Meaning

Nov 30, 1971

Alabama Wild Man Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Alright, watch out
Verse 2
Now my daddy was hard shelled Alabama preacher
My momma was a dedicated Sunday school teacher
My brother went to college and got a PHD
Daddy said the only dud in the family was me
Verse 3
He said â??Boy you ain't never going to amount to a thing
You set around with that silly looking guitar and sing
You hang around them juke joints all the time
Making music like some wild man done lost his mind
Verse 4
Sock it to me
Well what's that supposed to mean
Boy you just a wild manâ??
Verse 5
Well then one day daddy told me â??Boy I've had enough
Now you just pack up that guitar you just pack up your stuffâ??
So I left home and organized myself a band
Called myself the Alabama wild man
Verse 6
Well I worked all them joints from the east to the west
Never making no money and a-starving to death
A-living on coffee and cold sardines
Soda crackers and pork n beans
Verse 7
But I finally went to Music City USA
Said I'm the Alabama wild man and I'm here to stay
Took my guitar and showed â??em what I'm talking about
So we made a little record and we put it out
Verse 8
With me going
Sock it to me honey
Ha ha hook it boy
Play that guitar
Verse 9
Well now I'm driving the Cadillacs a city block long
The Alabama wild man could do no wrong
â??Cause I'm selling them records
And I'm working them shows
And people love me everywhere I go
Verse 10
But a funny thing happened about a week or so back
I was a showing my home town and the place was packed
Guess who was sitting on the front row seat
Was my daddy grinning up at me batting at me
Verse 11
â??Sock it your daddy wild man
Hook it boy, hook it
Play that guitar show â??em son
Verse 12
Yeah that's my boy alright
Taught him everything he knows
Bought him his first guitar
Ah sock it to your daddy son
Go ahead put it to me put it to me
Keep them checks coming in boy
We going to pave the drive next weekâ??

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