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Nashville Cats       (John Sebastian)

Nashville cats, play clean as country water
Nashville cats, play wild as mountain dew
Nashville cats, been playin' since they's babies
Nashville cats, get work before they're two

Well, there's 1352 guitar pickers in Nashville
And they can pick more notes than the number of ants on a Tennessee ant hill
Yeah, there's 1352 guitar cases in Nashville
And anyone that unpacks his guitar can play twice as better than I will

Well, I was just thirteen, you might say I was a musical proverbial knee-high
When I heard a couple new-soundin' tunes on the tubes and they blasted me sky-high

And the record man said every one was a yellow Sun record from Nashville
And up North here ain't nobody buys them, and I said "but I will"

Well, there's 16,821 mothers from Nashville
All their friends play music and they ain't uptight if one of the kids will
Because it's custom made for any mother's son to be a guitar picker in Nashville
And I sure am glad I had the chance to say a word about the music and the mothers in Nashville

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Robbins Music 1966
"Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful" Buddah Records