High on the Hog

Genre: Rock Style: Rock & Roll, Southern Rock Year: 1973

Swimmin’ In Quicksand3:20
Back To The Land2:25
Movin’3:13
Happy Hooker5:27
Red Hot Lovin’2:45
Jim Dandy2:38
Moonshine Sonata5:26
Why Shouldn’t I Smile2:21
High ‘N’ Dry2:25
Mad Man3:50
Jim "Dandy" Mangrum - vocals
Harvey Jett - guitars
Stanley Knight - guitars
Rick Reynolds - guitars
Pat Daugherty - bass
Tommy Aldridge - drums
Ruby Starr - backing vocals on "Jim Dandy"

Swimmin’ in Quicksand

Swimmin’ In Quicksand… It gets so hard
Swimmin’ in quicksand… Better not get tired
Swimmin’ in Quicksand… Ya gotta be strong
Swimmin’ in Quicksand… Here, grab on.

When you walk in the woods, it feels so good…
You can dig on a pretty sky, but watch your step or you’ll regret…
If you want, I’ll tell you why
If you fall in a Quicksand hole, it pulls you down, down…
You’ll find yourself kickin’ and a’ grabbin’…
for anything around.

Swimmin’ In Quicksand… It gets so hard
Swimmin’ in quicksand… Better not get tired
Swimmin’ in Quicksand… Ya gotta be strong
Swimmin’ in Quicksand… Here, grab on.

Solo

If you Fall in a Quicksand hole, give out a hardy yell;
You’ll suddenly feel more determined, than you have ever felt
Maybe you should be real still, and make yourself sink slow,
but if you swim hard enough, you can empty out the hole!

Swimmin’ In Quicksand… It gets so hard
Swimmin’ in quicksand… Better not get tired
Swimmin’ in Quicksand… Ya gotta be strong
Swimmin’ in Quicksand… Here, grab on.

Swimmin’ In Quicksand… It gets so hard
Swimmin’ in quicksand… Better not get tired
Swimmin’ in Quicksand… Ya gotta be strong
Swimmin’ in Quicksand… Here, grab on.


Back to the Land

I woke up one morning to a world that was gray,
sunshine was gone and the birds had flown away.
I wanted to be in the early mountain dew
where big city lights are oh so few.

Back to the land where the water runs free
back to those hills is where I wanna be.
Oh, dear lord. Please take me there.
Oh let me breathe your sweet fresh air.

I’m homesick for the land that I used to plow
please dear lord, git me there somehow.
back to the land that I’m so fond of
you can hear the birds a singing in the blue sky up above
this place I long for, its tall, green trees
with birds, and flowers, and a warm summer breeze.
It’s where I wanna be in the early mountain dew
where big city lights are oh so few.

Back to the land where the water runs free
back to those hills is where I wanna be.
Oh, dear lord. Please take me there.
Oh let me breathe your sweet fresh air.

Back to the land where the water runs free
back to those hills is where I wanna be.
Oh, dear lord. Please take me there.
Oh let me breathe your sweet fresh air.


Movin’

Movin’ down the highway on my own.
All my pretty things I left at home.
All I carry is the things I need.
Everything I need is on the street.

Movin’ down the highway is my game.
No two people think it’s just the same.
Some may walk and some may take a train,
some may make it, some may go insane.

Move on down the highway.

Movin’ down the highway is my life.
I’d rather have asphalt than a wife.
Blacktop’s like the sidewalk to my needs.
I prefer pavement to the sea.

so I’m movin’ down the highway …

Move on down the highway.

Move on down the highway.


Happy Hooker

This poor child was standin’ on a corner when
Up walked this woman that looked good all over
I had on my city duds my one and only suit
This fox picked me out and told me I was cute
I said you’re cute too without further adieu
She said for fifty dollars I’ll make love to you
I knew I’d have to buy more than the juice
Then she grabbed me and turned me every way but loose

She was a real fine looker, fifty dollar hooker
All night cooker, a happy hooker
With two hands that could understand, the needs of a lonely man

I don’t usually like to buy it but didn’t slow down to pay
The way she was built money couldn’t stand in the way
We went to her place, cause we saw it first
Was no amount of money could measure what she was worth

She was a real fine looker, fifty dollar hooker
All night cooker, a happy hooker
With two hands that could understand, the needs of a lonely man
Uh Huh alright (3x) Uh Huh all night

Solo

All I got to tell you she cured a lonely man
Though she didn’t know me, she could understand
The best way I know for this story to end
For me to recommend her to all of my friends


Red Hot Lovin’

(Lyrics coming soon.)


Jim Dandy

Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

I was sitting on a mountain top.
30, 000 feet to drop.
Tied me on a runaway horse
Uh huh, that’s right, of course.
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

One day, I met a girl named Sue.
She was feeling kind of blue.
I’m Dandy, the kind of guy
Who can’t stand to see a little girl cry.
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

I was riding on a submarine
Got a message from my mermaid queen.
She was hanging on a fishing line.
Mr. Dandy didn’t waste no time!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

Once upon a time, I went to Maine.
Got a ticket on a DC plane.
Mr. Dandy didn’t need no chute!
I was high and ready to boot!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!


Moonshine Sonata

Instrumental


Why Shouldn’t I Smile

(Lyrics coming soon.)


High ‘N’ Dry

When the water is a risin’ Tell me where you gonna go
When the dams are all a bustin and it’s floodin’ down below
And the rushin’ of the river tells ya there’s no place ta hide
You’ll be High ‘n Dry babe right by my side

High ‘n Dry with the waters down below
Runnin’ where they want to go
But they can’t judge you no more
High ‘n Dry with the waters at high tide
With you here by my side we’re High ‘n Dry

When the streams are all a swollen and the rivers are a swellin’
And you cannot find a hole in which to hide ‘cept one you fell in
And that muddy old man river tries to take you for a ride
You’ll be High ‘n Dry babe right by my side

High ‘n Dry with the waters down below
Runnin’ where they want to go
But they can’t judge you no more
High ‘n Dry with the waters at high tide
With you here by my side we’re High ‘n Dry

High ‘n Dry with the waters down below
Runnin’ where they want to go
But they can’t judge you no more
High ‘n Dry with the waters at high tide
With you here by my side we’re High ‘n Dry


Mad Man