~ Mississippi Squirrel Revival ~




~ Mississippi Squirrel Revival ~

Well, when I was a kid I'd take a trip every summer down the Mississippi
To visit my granny in her antebellum world
I'd run barefooted all day long climbin' trees, free as a song
One day I happened to catch myself a squirrel
Well, I stuffed him down in an old shoe box
Punched a couple of holes in the top
When Sunday came I snuck him into Church
I was sittin' way back in the very last pew
Showin' him to my good buddy, Hugh
When that squirrel got loose and went totally berserk
Well, what happened next is hard to tell
Some thought it was heaven; others thought it was hell
But the fact that something was among us was plain to see
As the choir sang "I Surrender All"
The squirrel ran up Harv Newlan's coveralls
And Harv leaped to his feet and said,
"Somethin's got a hold on me", Yeow!

The day the squirrel went berserk
In the First Self-Righteous Church
In that sleepy little town of Pascagoula
It was a fight for survival that broke out in revival
They were jumpin' pews and shoutin', "Hallelujah"!




Well, Harv hit the aisles dancin' and screamin'
Some thought he had religion; others thought he had a demon
And 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 of his britches leg
Unobserved to the other side of the room
All the way down to the "Amen Pew"
Where sat Sister Bertha better-than-you
Who'd been watchin' all the commotion with sadistic glee
But, shoot you should've seen the look in her eyes
When that squirrel jumped her garters and crossed her thighs
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 would make a sailor blush with shame
She told of gossip and church dissension
But the thing that got the most attention
Was when she talks about her love life
And then she started naming names!

The day the squirrel went berserk
In the First Self-Righteous Church
In that sleepy little town of Pascagoula
It was a fight for survival that broke out in revival
They were jumpin' pews and shoutin', "Hallelujah!"




Well, seven deacons and the pastor got saved
Twenty-five thousand dollars got raised
And fifty volunteered for missions in the Congo on the spot
And even without an invitation there were
At least five hundred rededications
And we all got re-baptized whether we needed it or not
Now you've heard the bible story, I guess
How He parted the waters for Moses to pass
Oh, the miracles God has wrought into this old world
But, the one I'll remember 'til my dyin' day
Is how He put that Church back on the narrow way
With a half crazed Mississippi squirrel

The day the squirrel went berserk
In the First Self-Righteous Church
In that sleepy little town of Pascagoula
It was a fight for survival that broke out in revival
They were jumpin' pews and shoutin', "Hallelujah"!


The day the squirrel went berserk
In the First Self-Righteous Church
In that sleepy little town of Pascagoula
It was a fight for survival that broke out in revival
They were jumpin' pews and shoutin', "Hallelujah"!


Performed by
Ray Stevens


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Denim & Lace 2007
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