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The Mississippi Squirrel Revival
by Ray Stevens
submitted by jhonen Vasquez
ok folks none of you probably know this song because you all suck and you have no
respect for rednecks like ray stevens anyway, i got these tabs off of someone on
another site i think guitartabs.com or tabcrawler.com so anyway here you go the
Mississippi squirrel revival by ray stevens

C                     A7                  D7
When I was a kid we’d take a trip, every summer down to Mississip’
    F                      G           C       G7 C
To visit my Grannie and my Auntie Bellum Whirl.
Well, I’d run barefoot all day long, climbing trees as free as a song
And then, one day I caught myself a squirrel.
         F                                       C
Well, I stuffed him down in an ol’ shoe box, an’ punched a couple of holes
   in the top
         D7                                   G
And when Sunday came along, I snuck him into church.
            C                       A7               D7
Well, I’us sittin’ way back in the very last pew, a’showin him to my good
buddy Hugh
           F                           G
When that squirrel got loose and went totally bezerk!
What happened next is hard to tell, some thought it was heaven some
   it was hell, but the fact that sumptn’s amoung us was plain to tell
As the choir sand "I Surrender All", the squirrel ran up Harv Newman’s
                       D7                                               G
   coveralls;  Harv jumped to his feet and said "Sumpn’s got a hol’ a
                C                          D7                       
   The day the squirrel went bezerk in the First Self-Righteous Church,
          F             G              C     G7
   In the sleepy little town of Pasquagulla.
   It was a fight for survival, that turned up in revival
   They were jumpin’ pews and singing  "Hallejulia".
Well, Harv hit the aisles a dancin’ and a screamin’
Some thought he had religion, some thought he had a demon,
But Harv thought he had a weed-eater loose in his "fruit of the looms"
He fell to his knees to plead and beg and the squirrel ran out his
britches leg
Unobserved by the other side of the room.
Well, it ran on down to the Amen pew where sat Sister Berthat Better than
Who’d been watchin’ all the commotion with sadistic glee.
Well, you should’a seen the look in here eyes when that squirrel jumped
   garters and crossed her thighs
And she jumped to her feet and said "LORD HAVE MERCY ON ME"
As the squirrel made laps inside her dress
She began to cry and then to confess
To sins that’d make a sailor blush with shame.
She told of gossip and church dessention, but the thing that got the most
Is when she talked about her love life and started naming names!
Well, seven deacons and the pastor got saved and twenty-five thousand
   got raised and fifty volunteered for missions in the Congo on the spot.
And even without an invitation, here were at least five hundred
   and we all got rebaptized wheter we needed it or not.
Now, you’ve heard the Bible story I guess, how God parted the waters so 
   Moses could pass.
Oh, The miracles God has wroght in this ol’ world
But the one I’ll remember to my dying day, is how He put that church on
   narrow way
With one hald crazed Mississipi Squirrel.

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hepzibahbaptist 478 Apr 28, 2006 06:57 PM

i love this song
nice job man

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srugoletti 10 Jun 15, 2006 06:09 PM

Nice job on the tab, but a few lyrics changes:
1. The line "To visit my Grannie and my Auntie Bellum Whirl" is actually "To visit my Grannie in her antebellum world." Antebellum used this way references the Civil War and indicates that Grannie lives in an area of Missisippi that fancies itself to be pre-war in its beliefs... Living in an antebellum world is real redneck stuff!
2. The line "the First Self-Righteous Church" is actually "the first South-Baptist Church." Southern Baptist is a predominant religion in Dixie. During the war, where the North was primarily Protestant or Catholic, the South was primarily Baptist.

Listen to the song again with the new lyrics. They work...

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HollyRenae 10 Jun 09, 2013 06:48 PM

The lyrics could use some work, and it would be nice to put all the chords down instead of taking the lazy approach, but at least they are accurate. Thanks

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