"Amos Moses" as written by and Jerry Hubbard....
Yeah, here comes Amos
Now Amos Moses was a Cajun
He lived by himself in the swamp
He hunted alligator for a living
He'd just knock them in the head with a stump
The Louisiana law gonna get you, Amos
It ain't legal hunting alligator down in the swamp, boy

Now everyone blamed his old man
For making him mean as a snake
When Amos Moses was a boy
His daddy would use him for alligator bait
Tie a rope around his neck and throw him in the swamp
Alligator bait in the Louisiana bayou
About forty-five minutes southeast of Tippitoe, Louisiana
Lived a man called Doc Mills South and his pretty wife Hannah
Well, they raised up a son that could eat up his weight in groceries
Named him after a man of the cloth
Called him Amos Moses, yeah

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

Well the sheriff caught wind that Amos was in the swamp trapping 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 Tippitoe, Louisiana
Lived a cat called Doc Mills South and his pretty wife Hannah
Well, they raised up a son that could eat up his weight in groceries
Named him after a man of the cloth
Called him Amos Moses

Sit down on 'em Amos!
Make it count son
About forty-five minutes southeast of Tippitoe, Louisiana
Lived a man called Doc Mills South and his pretty wife Hannah


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"Amos Moses" as written by Jerry Hubbard Reed

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  • +1
    General CommentWhat nobody else has posted on this. Its on K-Rose on GTA San Andreas.
    DELLshellon November 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPrimus redid the song very well. About the only country song I like.
    bugmenoton December 02, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcorrections: Thibodeaux, Doc Mill Sapp
    StarmanDXon August 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard this song on GTA: San Andreas. Now I don't like country much (at all) (ever) (...at all), but this is one of my favorite songs on the game's radio. This song's so hick and funny it's rad. I should check out the Primus version, cuz they're tight.
    DemonHunteron December 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is hilarious! i really like Jerry Reed's songs alot because they all tell a story and they are usually very funny. i like country and this is about as country as it gets.
    CH2241on April 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjerry reed fo prezedent
    je-rry, je-rry, je,rry, je,rry,etc., know what I mean,.
    eastcoastmanon January 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's not really a country song, you know. It's more of a... cajun song. Cajun rock, maybe.

    Awesome song though. Damn catchy.
    KellyWon February 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh, just remembered a better term for it. Swamp rock.
    KellyWon February 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentClassic Jerry Reed song! By the way, it's not country, cajun rock, nor swamp rock. It's a type of country called Bluegrass.
    sigmund1989on April 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI suppose if you had to categorize this song as anything, it's country. But it's hard to deny cajun and blues influences.
    j2f125on February 05, 2008   Link

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