"Amos Moses (Jerry Reed cover)" as written by and Jerry Reed....
Amos Moses was a Cajun.
And lived by himself in the swamp
Hunting alligator for a living.
Knock 'em on the head with a stump
The Louisiana law's gonna get you, Amos
It ain't legal hunting alligator down in the swamp, boy

Now everybody blamed his old man
for raising him mean as a snake
When Amos Moses was a boy,
his Daddy would use him as alligator bait
Tie a rope around his waist,
throw him in the swamp
Alligator bait on the Louisiana bayou

Just about 45 minutes
southeast of Tipidow, Louisiana
There lived a man called Duck Bill Sam
and his pretty wife Hannah
They raised up a son that could
eat up his weight in groceries
Named him after a man of the cloth.
They called him Amos Moses

Now folks in South Louisiana
said Amos was a helluva man
He could trap the biggest, meanest alligator.
He only had to use one hand
That's all he got left
'cause the alligator bit him. Ha ha!
Left arm gone clean up to the elbow

Just about 45 minutes
southeast of Tipidow, Louisiana
There lived a man called Duck Bill Sam
and his pretty wife Hannah
They raised up a son that could
eat up his weight in groceries
Named him after a man of the cloth.
They called him Amos Moses

Here comes Amos
And you should have seen his pretty wife, Hannah

Well, the Sheriff got wind that
Amos was in the swamp hunting alligator skin
So he hid in the swamp, I'm gonna get you boy.
He never did come out again.

Well, I wonder where the Louisiana Sheriff went to?
Sure can get lost in the Louisiana bayou (3X)


Lyrics submitted by knate15

"Amos Moses" as written by Jerry Hubbard Reed

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    General CommentThis is a great song, I love it.
    knate15on June 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentLyrics are so off and out of order. Great cover by Primus though.
    bugmenoton December 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is about a guy who killed alligators and used their skin.
    JAStewarton December 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics didn't really need that much explaining, JAStewart, but whatever.
    bugmenoton December 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell it says to explain them...
    JAStewarton January 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHey man, I was just saying, cause I had nothing else to say. I actually like your approach to life, you know.
    bugmenoton January 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is by jerry reid, it shouldnt even be under primus. but its just a classic story telling tune. no significant simbolism, just a southern boy growing up hunting alligators
    Terminal Sickieon January 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti like how at the very bottom there's an ad for alligator and crocodile skin shoes, boots, belts, bags, and purses... hahaha
    maverickdvoon May 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's under Primus 'cause they covered it, foo. Did a damn good job too.
    yoachon October 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is an awesome cover, when les is like 'you son a bitch' that shit is a crack up
    MikePattonRuleson March 21, 2007   Link

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