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TUPELO MISSISSIPPI FLASH (Jerry Reed Hubbard) Jerry Reed - 1967 Tom Jones - 1970 Steve Gibbons Band - 1977 I'm gonna tell you a story that's all about This job I had one time as a talent scout, hmmmm I'd had a hard day at the office and the boss wasn't in town The day this hare-legged guitar picker just happened to come around, hmmmm Well, he walks into my office with a great big grin And folks, that's where my story really begins He said, "Son, my name is Beauregard Rippy I come to you from Tupelo Mississippi I write songs and I sing like a bird I play licks on my guitar like you ain't never heard But I'm down on my luck, things are just a little slack I got a quarter in my pocket and this shirt on my back But you buy me some supper, give me a place I can sleep" Said, "I'll sing you some songs that'll knock your hat in the creek, I got talent, boy" Said, "Back home they call me the Tupelo Mississippi Flash" (Instrumental Break) Well I knew I was in a room with some kind of a nut When he pulled out that pack of used cigarette butts So that's when I told him, "We can't use you today" So I handed the boy a dollar and I sent him on his way Well, the boss got back and we both had a laugh When I told him 'bout the Tupelo Mississippi Flash And pretty soon I had the story circulatin' around About this Mississippi nut that we had in our town I said, "Watch him everybody, the boy's squirrelly! He walks around calling himself the Tupelo Mississippi Flash" (Instrumental Break) Well then, it happened one day while I was driving to my home I just happened to have my car radio on When I heard a jockey ravin' about a brand new smash By a kid called the Tupelo Mississippi Flash Why, I almost wrecked my automobile I went through red lights I hit a traffic cop........ Why....... Well my story's got an endin' and it's short and sweet The boss man, he fired me, left me out in the street But I got a new job now and I'm a-learnin' real fast I'm a-drivin' the bus for the Tupelo Mississippi Flash And his Cadillac, I'm drivin' that for him too And that yacht he's got And his aeroplane Well chauffer so good I always say Tupelo Mississippi, whoever heard of it FADE.....Why......I'll kill the boy..... (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - May 2011)

    


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