Amos Moses

Album: Georgia Sunshine (1970)
Charted: 8
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  • This was one of Reed's breakthrough hits of his career. The song is about a young Cajun boy named Amos Moses who hunts alligators for sport. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Steven - West Carrollton, OH
  • Reed, who died in 2008 at age 71, was a country singer also known for his acting: he appeared in several movies and was a regular on the TV show Concrete Cowboys. This novelty song was one of two pop hits for Reed; "When You're Hot, You're Hot" hit #9 a few months later.
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Comments: 9

  • Jim from NebraskaI feel like most people see it as Amos being the son of the Doc and his Pretty Wife Hannah, but i always interpreted it as Amos being the man of the cloth, giving the story a bit of a twist.
  • Burr from ManchuFor Heaven sake.. it's Thibodaux, Louisiana... not "tippietoe" lmfao... and 45 minutes southeast of there is around Golden Meadow.. near Bayou Lafourche. And having been there many times, it's possible this song was loosely based on a real person. lol
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 6th 1971, Jerry Reed performed "Amos Moses" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    Fours months earlier on October 25th, 1970 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #97; and on February 21st, 1971 it peaked at #8 (for 2 weeks) and spent almost a half-year on the Top 100 (24 weeks)...
    It reached #2 in Canada and #16 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart...
    His two releases, ""Georgia Sunshine" and "The Preacher and the Bear", that preceded "Amos Moses" on the Country chart both also peaked at #16...
    R.I.P. Mr. Reed, born Jerry Reed Hubbard, (1937 - 2008).
  • Mark from Jefferson City, MoSon!
  • Briar Gates from Lexington, KyA fun a little song.
  • Jim from West Palm Beach, Fl"Now livin' out there in the Bayou, made Amos one helluva man....
  • Harold D Miles Sr from Jeffrey, WvA great song - love this man and hate that he is gone. Bless, J. Reed.
  • Eric from Nyc, NyNote to lyrics transcriber: It's Doug Milsap NOT Dr. Mills South. You got me rolling on the floor laughing my ass off.


  • Andy from Hunterdon, NjNote to lyrics transcriber -- it's THIBODAUX, Louisiana (pronounced tee-buh-doh), not "Tippitoe". Thanks for the chuckle, and good job transcribing the rest of the not-so-easy lyrics of "Amos Moses".
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