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Old Rattler's Pup

This song is by Ralph McTell and Wizz Jones and appears on the album About Time (2016).

Them woods will ring again tonight with a voice I love to hear
Up from the valley it's a rolling loud and clear
With my old shotgun and a carbide light beneath the yellow moon
I'm out tonight to see a fight of a big ring-tailed racoon

Old Rattler, left us years ago
But Rattler's pup is coming up, you aughta see him go

At fifteen after eleven o'clock he hit a red hot trail
And from the noise you'd think he had that old coon by the tail
When he run him up a white oak tree, way out on a limb
And there by the light of the yellow moon, I got a glimpse of him

Old Rattler, left us years ago
But Rattler's pup is coming up, you aughta see him go

When that old coon looked down at me it was a sight to see
He looked as big as a grizzly bear perched up on that tree
I cut the tree down from the coon, and when he hit the ground
Ratler's pup and old man coon went around and around and around
They fought all night and all day long, it was a fearful sight
No better coon, no better dog was ever in a fight.

Old Rattler, left us years ago
But Rattler's pup is coming up, you aughta see him go

Old Rattler, left us years ago
But Rattler's pup is coming up, you aughta see him go

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