Foggy Mountain Boys – Ballad Of Jed Clampett Lyrics


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[Verse 1]
Come and listen to a story about a man named Jed
A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed
Then one day he was shootin at some food
And up through the ground came a bubblin' crude
Oil, that is
Black gold, Texas tea

[Verse 2]
Well the first thing you know, Jed's a millionaire
Kinfolk said Jed move away from there
Said California is the place you need to be
So they loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly
Hills, that is
Swimmin' pools, movie stars

[Verse 3]
Now its time to say good-bye to Jed and all his kin
And they would like to thank you folks fer kindly droppin' in
You're all invited back next week to this locality
To have a heapin' helpin' of their hospitality
that's what they call them now
Nice folks
Y'all come back, hear

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