Friday, 30 October 2015

Nebraska 41 - Chris Smither - Crocodile Man (live)

A Dave Carter song, Crocodile Man is the one Chris Smither says he should have written, and it is a stalwart of his live set, as it was last night when he played at Topsham. I post here in the Nebraska and Omaha series, the city reference in its lyric which is wild with imagination.

Well I hooked up with a carny, little out of Memphis
Slavin' in a side show, pennies in a jar
Beetle-eyed jokers and hick town princes
Rhinestone rubies and rubber cigars

Wassled me a gator up in Omaha City
Did me another down in New Orleans
Tangled with the barker, ran off with the kitty
Crawled the Mississippi and I got away clean

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