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charlie6398
Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:48 pm Reply with quote
Lil' Birdie Joined: 27 Sep 2006 Posts: 3
Shack #9 - make any corrections necessary


[A]oh they grow it by the pound in johnson county

well they grow it by the pound in johnson [E] county

well they [A] grow it by the pound and their [D] breath will knock you down

yes they [A] grow it by the [E] pound in johnson [A] county

oh take me back to my shack #9
take me back to my shack #9
there's a dog on my track and a ford in my shack
take me back to my shack #9

all the men they chew tobacco in johnson county
well all the men they chew tobacco in johnson county
well itll drip right down their chin and theyll lick it up again
and theyll lick it up again in johnson county

oh take me back to my shack #9
take me back to my shack #9
there's a dog on my track and a ford in my shack
take me back to my shack #9

all the women will dip snuff in johnson county
all the women will dip snuff in johnson county
all the women will dip snuff but theyll never get enough
all the women will dip snuff in johnson county

take me back to my shack #9
take me back to my shack #9
there's a dog on my track and a ford in my shack
take me back to my shack #9
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wyatt_kirk
Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:02 pm Reply with quote
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the lyrics are actually "a cord in my shack"
a cord is a unit of volume used to measure firewood or, among other things, tobacco
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therodge
Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:08 pm Reply with quote
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I always thought it was "quart in my shack"

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MikeyOutToSea
Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 3:44 pm Reply with quote
Old Crow Joined: 27 Jun 2006 Posts: 603 Location: Nashvegas, TN
it's cord.

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pittsyltucky
Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:46 pm Reply with quote
*Johnny* Joined: 15 Sep 2006 Posts: 4268 Location: Pigg River District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
all right, I think i'm chiming in for rodge, here...
I also think it's quart. as in a quart (pronounced in this part of the south as kort, not kwart) of corn squeezins...
tobacco is not measured in cords, although wood is...
tobacco is measured in pounds, hundredweights, or in the old, old days in hogsheads.
also, I doubt a cord of wood would fit inside your shack. wood is stacked in cords as a unit of measure for sale. you seldom would see wood stacked in this manner, rather in large, pyramid shaped stacks. in the old days, without tarps, this method kept the interior of the pile dry.
just my thoughts on the subject.
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foxontherun
Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:13 pm Reply with quote
*Call Me Foxxxy If'n Ya Nasty* Joined: 18 Dec 2004 Posts: 1079 Location: Lynchburg, VA USA
we've had this discussion before and it is defiinitly quart, though, someimes, the boys may say something different. most of the time, its quart.

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pittsyltucky
Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:47 pm Reply with quote
*Johnny* Joined: 15 Sep 2006 Posts: 4268 Location: Pigg River District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Thanks, fox, for throwing out that definitive, yet diplomatic answer.
also, btw... in the pre-song banter -
Down in tobacco country we never "picked" tobacco, rather, we "pulled" it. I once visited a tobacco farm in Ontario (yes, in Canada) - they "pulled" it there as well. Pulling time does often begin at "the tail-end of August", depending on the season's weather. Rain, cool days vs. warm days, etc. all make it vary per year. Anyhow, "shack" is a great tune, and greatly appreciated by one who grew up amongst the rows of green, sticky, hornworm-infested goodness.
Note the lump in pittsyltucky's cheek there to the left. That's no case of the mumps - it's a big ol' wad of terbacky. "well it'll drip right down their chin and they'll lick it up again..."
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MikeyOutToSea
Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:15 pm Reply with quote
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hahaha wow. I've been totally educated.

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jahnee
Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:48 pm Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 19 Nov 2004 Posts: 680 Location: NW Indiana
Hahaha

When i read pittsyltucky's posts it sounds like a guy narrarating a letter to his girl in a Civil War documentary....

Very Happy Very Happy

Your text sounds cool
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cfMC
Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:18 pm Reply with quote
Old Crow Joined: 30 Oct 2005 Posts: 412 Location: SF CA USA
well at least we can agree its not "a corn in my crack"
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bobstar
Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:56 am Reply with quote
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cfMC wrote:
well at least we can agree its not "a corn in my crack"


Shoot, I've been singing that at shows for ages. Embarassed Wink
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jkorp
Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:34 pm Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 22 Feb 2007 Posts: 976 Location: The Right Coast
cfMC wrote:
well at least we can agree its not "a corn in my crack"


Hot damn, I don't think I've every read this thread before. I just shot beer out my nose.

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thebetterhalf37
Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:11 am Reply with quote
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if i remember correctly, the boys play this in the key of G.
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brodank
Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:00 am Reply with quote
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thebetterhalf37 wrote:
if i remember correctly, the boys play this in the key of G.


they do it in the key of A, capo on second fret
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The whistle knows my name
Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:53 pm Reply with quote
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Code:
E|-------|----------01-----|----------------|--------010-----|----------------|
A|-----0-|/2--0---2---3201-|0------0--0---0-|2-2-0-2----3210-|1-----121-123---|
E|---0---|-0--0------------|--1-01----------|----------------|0---------------|
A|-------|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

                                                                   pizz.
E|0-1-2--1-010-------|/1-0---0-101-3--|/2-2\1-0-----------|----------------|
A|-----------3210----|-----3----------|---------0-3-2-121-|0-------0-0-----|
E|-------------------|----------------|-------------------|0--1-1----------|
A|-------------------|----------------|-------------------|----------------|
                                    

   “Back to my Shack #9”
E|-------|-----------------|
A|-------|------/2\1-0-----|
E|-------|------0----------|
A|-------|-----------------|


"Never go home without it!"

Pizz. is the abbreviation for pizzicato which just means the strings are plucked (this will be done with the left hand). Lots of variations on the fiddle for this one, I just tabbed out the first fiddle break.

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