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King of the Cannon County Hills

This song is by Grandpa Jones and appears on the album Grandpa Jones Sings Hits From "Hee Haw" (1969).

Folks tell me I should go to the city
Go to school and learn a lot of things
But I already know what makes the fox fire glow
And just what time the robbin redbreast sings
I know that the possum likes persimmons
And I know that fishes breathe out through their gills
While I can kill a squirrel and court the sweetest girl
I'm the king of the Cannon County hills

Let the senor have his senorita
Let the hippy have his LSD and thrills
But when I'm with my darling in the mountains
I'm the king of the Cannon County hills

And I know just where the groundhog sleeps in the winter
I can tell by its' leaves what kind of tree
I can tell you in a minute the kind of --------- what is in it
And I know just how to line a honey bee

Things I know you cannot learn in college
And I don't need cash 'cause I ain't got no bills
I can tell you in a flash how long to cook your mash
And the best come from the Cannon County hills

Let the senor have his senorita
Let the hippy have his LSD and thrills
But when I'm with my darling in the mountains
I'm the king of the Cannon County hills

Well I know how the crickets do their singing
I know how a firefly makes his light
I know how to spot ginsing and how to make a banjo twang
And how a blind owl can see at night

Now I'm not saying don't go to college
Cause knowledge it can cure a lot of ills
But I know this little song is a gettin' away too long
Come and see me in the Cannon County hills

Let the senor have his senorita
Let the hippy have his LSD and thrills
But when I'm with my darling in the mountains
I'm the king of the Cannon County hills

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