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Yeah,
Here comes Amos.

Now Amos Moses was a Cajun.
He lived by his self in the swamp.
He hunted alligator for livin.
He just knock 'em in the head with a stump.
The Lousisana law gonna get you Amos!
It ain't legal huntin alligator down in the swamp boy!

Now everybody blamed his old man.
For makin him mean as a snake.
When Amos Moses was a boy his Daddy would use him for alligator bait.
Tie a rope around his waist and throw him in the swamp.
Alligator bait in the Lousisana Bayou.

About forty-five minutes southeast of Thibodeaux, Lousisiana
Lived a man called Doc Milsap and his pretty wife Hanna.
Well they raised up a son who could eat up his weight in groceries.
Named him after a man of the cloth.
Called him Amos Moses.

Now the folks around south Louisiana.
Said Amos was a hell of a man.
He could trap the biggest, the meanest alligator,
And just use one hand.
That's all he got left cuz alligator bit it!
Left arm gone clean up to the elbow!

Well the Sheriff got wind that Amos
Was in the swamp tracking alligator skin.
So he snuck in the swamp, gonna get the boy,
But he never come out again.
Well I wonder where the Louisiana Sheriff went to?
Well you can sure get lost in the Louisiana Bayou!

About forty-five minutes southeast of Thibodeaux, Lousisiana
Lived a cat called Doc Milsap and his pretty wife Hanna.
Well, they raised up a son who could eat up his weight in groceries.
Named him after a man of the cloth,
Called him Amos Moses.

Set out on 'em Amos.
Make it count, Son!

About forty-five minutes southeast of Thibodeaux, Lousisiana...



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    UnregisteredJan 18, 2014 at 6:28 pm
    These people really exist. Dey live 6 crawfish trap down from Bobby Bouche and his momma. Bobby momma and Hanna were sista's, bobby momma married her first cousin Roberto dats why bobby like he is. Jerry Reed use to stay dare at wit Doc Milsap when he was running illegal Coors at da time and he was hiding from Jackie Gleason. Doc Milsap momma was married to Poleete who died from falling into a water mocaasan nest and he got bit bad. She and Poleete had 6 kid and she remarried Poleete twin brotha Hippoleete and had 5 mo kids. There last name Valencourt and bobby married dat nasty lil one named Vickic. It ain't easy doing things down in day swamp boy. Tank you for reading dis. C Rivet.
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    Mark J KraftApr 22, 2013 at 2:05 pm
    Now Amos Moses was a Cajun.
    He lived by his self in the swamp.
    He hunted alligator for livin.
    He just knock 'em in the head with a stump.
  • U
    UnregisteredAug 21, 2012 at 4:34 am
    The guitar man. I'm from mississippi and i'm pretty sure that stuff still goes on back in the haller. Watch swamp people one good time lol
  • U
    UnregisteredJun 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm
    Oh, no meaning, really; just a humorous song that in louisiana could still be real.
    Well, maybe not really real, but down der in da boyooos you never can tell. Ha ha!
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    UnregisteredMar 28, 2012 at 10:53 pm
    A great song by the late jerry reed - one that you can just sit back and sing at the top of your lungs!

    Amos moses!

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