Nashville Cats - Steve Earle

Nashville cats
Play clean as country water
Nashville cats
Play wild as mountain dew
Nashville cats
Been playin' since they's babies
Nashville cats
Get work before they're two

Well, there's thirteen hundred and fifty-two guitar pickers in nashville
And they can pick more notes than the number of ants on a tennessee ant hill
There's thirteen hundred and fifty-two guitar cases in nashville
And anyone that unpacks his guitar can play twice as better than i will


I was just 13 you might say i was a musical proverbial knee-high
When i heard a couple new sounding tunes on the tube and they blasted me sky high
Then the record man said everyone is a yellow sun record in nashville
And up north there ain't nobody buy 'em and i said, but i will


Well there's sixteen thousand eight hundred twenty-one mothers from nashville
All their friends play music and they ain't uptight if one of the kids will
Because it's custom made for any mother's son to be a guitar picker in nashville
And i sure am glad i got a chance to say a word about the music and the mothers from nashville


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