Ol' Red

Album: Blake Shelton (2002)
  • Well I caught my wife with another man
    And it cost me ninety nine
    On a prison farm in Georgia
    Close to the Florida line
    Well I'd been here for two long years
    I finally made the warden my friend
    And so he sentenced me to a life of ease
    Taking care of Ol Red

    Now Ol' Red he's the damnedest dog
    That I've ever seen
    Got a nose that can smell a two day trail
    He's a four legged tracking machine
    You can consider yourself mighty lucky
    To get past the gators and the quicksand beds
    But all these years that I've been here
    Ain't nobody got past Red

    And the warden sang
    Come on somebody
    Why don't you run
    Ol' Red's itching to have a little fun
    Get my lantern
    Get my gun
    Red'll will have you 'treat 'fore the morning comes

    Well I paid off the guard and I slipped out a letter
    To my cousin up in Tennessee
    Oh and he brought down a blue tick hound
    She was pretty as she could be

    Well they penned her up in the swampland
    'Bout a mile just south of the gate
    And I'd take Ol' Red for his evening run
    I'd just drop him off and wait

    And the warden sang
    Come on somebody
    Why don't you run
    Ol' Red's itching to have a little fun
    Get my lantern
    Get my gun
    Red'll will have you 'treat 'fore the morning comes

    Now Ol' Red got real used to seeing
    His lady every night
    And so I kept him away for three or four days
    And waited till the time got right
    Well I made my run with the evening sun
    And I smiled when I heard them turnRed out
    'Cause I was headed north to Tennessee
    And Ol' Red was headed south

    And the warden sang
    Come on somebody
    Why don't you run
    Ol' Red's itching to have a little fun
    Get my lantern
    Get my gun
    Red'll will have you 'treat 'fore the morning comes

    Now there's red haired blue ticks all in the South
    Love got me in here and love got me out Writer/s: Donald Clint Goodman, James E. Bohon, Mark Sherrill
    Publisher: MUSIC MILL ENTERTAINMENT, ZELLS MUSIC COMPANY
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