The Hunter's Wife

Album: Hell on Heels (2011)
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Songfacts®:

  • Pistol Annie Angaleena Presley penned this song, which includes references to squirrel gravy and coon stew, about her coon-hunting uncle. She told The Boot that she's eaten squirrel gravy on many occasions. "Squirrel gravy is more where I'm from in the mountains," she said. "We had squirrel gravy growing up every Easter. That would be the main dish because all the men would bring all the squirrels that they had killed, and we'd make a big batch of squirrel gravy with cornbread. You just dip cornbread in it. It's kind of like chicken and dumplings, that texture, creamy and liquid-y."

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