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I'd had about all I could take.</p> <img src="/images/man_handson.jpg" class="c2" width="180" height="85" alt="" /> <p class="c2">And Then they pulled down the shades;<br /> And things quieted down.<br /> This guy next to me punched me,<br /> Said, "Here past this down."<br /> I turned and looked, and Son of a Gun!!<br /> He handed me a snake!</p> <img src="/images/man_snake3.jpg" class="c2" width="180" height="140" alt="" /> <p class="c2">Oh, the night that me and Doris went runnin' through the forest;<br /> Way back up in the hills of Tennessee.</p> <img src="/images/rattlesnake_1.gif" class="c1" width="149" height="153" alt="" /> <p class="c2">Yea we started making tracks when they broke out th' diamond-backs.<br /> It scared the Devil outta pore ol' Doris 'n me.</p> <img src="/images/men_snake.jpg" class="c2" width="180" height="120" alt="" /> <p class="c2">He said. "Take this man, don't you believe?"<br /> I said, "I believe all right! I believe I'll leave!".<br /> And I reached for Doris, but she'd done fainted away, white as a sheet.<br /> Now I couldn't pick her up,<br /> And I couldn't find the door<br /> And them rattlers wuz crawling all 'round the floor!</p> <img src="/images/man_snakes2.jpg" class="c2" width="100" height="120" alt="" /> <p class="c2">And friends, that's when the Spirit hit my feet!<br /> I started runnin' down the aisles and bouncin' off walls<br /> Like somebody teed off a new golf ball in a tiled bathroom.<br /> Friends, I mean I was moving on.<br /> I'd run past Doris every minute or two,<br /> Tryin' to shake her to wake her, but it wouldn't no use.<br /> For a while there I thought the Lord had called the pore thang home.</p> <img src="/images/rattlesnake_5.gif" width="120" height="112" alt="" class="c1" /> <p class="c2">Then somebody dropped a big'un in her lap!<br /> And Doris come to and somethin' in her snapped.<br /> She grabbed that thing by the tail and commenced to swingin' it around her head.<br /> She gave it a crack like Lash LaRue;<br /> His head come off and sailed across the room.<br /> Then she did a tap dance on the rest o' them suckers til they'uz all dead!<br /> Well, I grabbed her by the hand and we headed for the car;<br /> And she hollered to the preacher,<br /> <br /> "I don't know who you are, or where you came from,<br /> Or how you <em>ever</em> learned how to preach.<br /> But let me tell you somethin'<br /> You old raggedy scamp, you don't know nothin'<br /> 'Bout running no Bible Camp,<br /> And me and my husband are on our way to Daytona Beach!"</p> <img src="/images/rattlesnake_2.gif" class="c1" width="200" height="182" alt="" /> <p class="c2">Oh, the night that me and Doris went runnin' through the forest;<br /> Way back up in the hills of Tennessee.<br /> <br /> Yea we started making tracks when they broke out th' diamond-backs.<br /> It scared the Devil outta pore ol' Doris 'n me.<br /> <br /> Oh, the night that me and Doris went runnin' through the forest;<br /> Way back up in the hills of Tennessee.<br /> <br /> Yea we started making tracks when they broke out th' diamond-backs.<br /> It scared the Devil outta pore ol' Doris 'n me.</p> <div class="right"><img src="/images/ray_stevens.jpg" width="160" height="120" alt="Ray" class="c2" /><br /> Published by Ray Stevens Music<br /> 1707 Grand Avenue<br /> Nashville, TN 37212<br /> Recorded by: Ray Stevens<br /> Albums: Surely You Joust/1986<br /> Everything Is Beautiful/1992</div> <br /> <br /> <img src="/images/divider.gif" class="c1" width="575" height="14" alt="" /> <p class="c1"><a href="http://www.angelpig.org"><img src="/images/snake_xing1.gif" class="c1" width="200" height="182" alt="" /><br /> Crawl on back HOME</a></p> <br /> <p class="c3">This page is dedicated to [and created especially for] a dear friend.<br /> ...and YES, her name is <em>Doris</em> !<br /> (And her family lives <em>Way back up in the mountains of East Tennessee</em>, too!)</p> <br /> <div class="left"><img src="/images/windows_media.jpg" border="0" width="155" height="90" alt="" /></div> <div class="right"><object width="160" height="60" classid="CLSID:6BF52A52-394A-11d3-B153-00C04F79FAA6" type="application/x-oleobject"><param name="URL" value="/midi/smokey_mtn_ret.wav" /> <param name="SendPlayStateChangeEvents" value="False" /> <param name="AutoStart" value="True" /> <param name="uiMode" value="mini" /> <param name="PlayCount" value="1" /></object></div> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <div id="footer"> <ul class="links"> <li><a href="http://www.angelpig.org/"><img width="155" height="120" src="/images/magnolia_home.gif" alt="Home" /></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.angelpig.org/sitemenu.html"><img width="155" height="120" src="/images/sitemenu_link.gif" alt="Site Menu" /></a></li> </ul> <br /> <hr /> <p>Page Design: <a href="http://www.angelpig.org/" title="angelpig.org">angelpig.org</a> 1997-present | <a href="http://validator.w3.org/" title="This page validates as XHTML 1.0 Transitional">XHTML</a> | <a href="http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/" title="This page validates as CSS">CSS</a><br /> <a href="http://www.copyscape.com/"><img src="/images/copyscape.jpg" alt="Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape" title="Do not copy content from the page. 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