Tennessee Stud

Words and Music by: Jimmy Driftwood
Arranged and adapted by:

Recorded by Norman Luboff Choir LSP3555


There never was a horse like the Tennessee Stud

Along about eighteen and twenty-five 
I left Tennessee very much alive 
I never would have got through the Arkansas mud 
If I hadn't been a-riding on the Tennessee Stud 

I had a little trouble with my sweetheart's pa 
One of her brothers was a bad outlaw 
I sent her a letter by my Uncle Thud 
And I rode away on the Tennessee Stud

The Tennessee Stud was long and lean 
The color of the sun and his eyes were green 
He had the nerve and he had the blood 
And there never was a horse like the Tennessee Stud 

Well I got as lonesome as a man would be 
A-dreaming of my girl in Tennessee 
Tennessee Stud's green eyes turned blue 
'Cause he was a-dreaming of a sweetheart too 

I loped right on back across Arkansas 
I whipped her brother and I whipped her pa 
I found that girl with the golden hair 
And she was a-riding on a Tennessee Mare 

Stirrup to stirrup and side by side 
We crossed the mountains and the valleys wide 
We came to Big Muddy and we forded the flood 
On the Tennessee Mare and the Tennessee Stud 

Pretty little baby on the cabin floor 
Little horse colt playing 'round the door 
I love the girl with the golden hair 
And the Tennessee Stud loves the Tennessee Mare