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TENNESSEE SATURDAY NIGHT (Billy Hughes) Red Foley - 1948 Ella Mae Morse - 1951 Pat Boone - 1954 Ernest Tubb - 1961 Kenny Price - 1971 Jerry Lee Lewis - 1977 Don Walser - 1999 Robinella & the CC String Band - 2003 Also recorded by: Porter Wagoner; Marvin Jackson; Charley Pride; Ranch Girls & The Ragtime Wranglers. Now, listen while I tell you 'bout a place I know Down in Tennessee where the tall corn grows Hidden from the world in a bunch of pines Where the moon's a little bashful and it seldom shines Civilized people live there alright But they all go native on a Saturday Night Their music is a fiddle and a cracked guitar They get their kicks from an old fruit jar They do the boogie to an old square dance The woods are full of couples lookin' for romance Somebody takes his brogue and knocks out the light Yes, they all go native on a Saturday night When they really get together there's a lot of fun They all know the other fellah packs a gun Ev'rybody does his best to act just right 'Cause there's gonna be a funeral if you start a fight They struggle and they shuffle till broad daylight Yes, they all go native on a Saturday night Well, now you've heard my story 'bout a place I know Down in Tennessee where the tall corn grows HIdden from the world in a bunch of pines Where the moon's a little bashful and it seldom shines Civilized people live there alright But they all go native on a Saturday night ***** LYRIC VARIATIONS: Ella Mae Morse sings "do the boogie" in place of "go native" Pat Boone sings "flat guitar" in place of "cracked guitar" Pat Boone sings "feudin'" in place of "funeral" Jerry Lee Lewis sings "get crazy" in place of "go native" Don Walser sings "kicks out" in place of "knocks out" A live version by Jerry Lee Lewis contains many lyric changes. One Pat Boone version also contains different verses, one of which is..... When they really get together there's a lot of fun It's a lot of pleasure when your work is done To listen to the strummin' of an old banjo And cuddle with your honey dressed in calico The music keeps a-playin' till the broad daylight Yes, they all go native on a Saturday night (Research & Transcriptions by Mel Priddle - October 2004)

    


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