POKEY (pokey little bean pole)

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A song inspired by my grandparents ...

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Jimmy Johnny Jack was skinny as a bean pole
Wore out his jeans poke his foot through the knee hole
Walk around town & smile at the people
Pokey little, pokey little, pokey little bean pole

Millie Mary Mack weren't so easy on the eye
She never met a pie that she didn't wanna try
But she'd work in the field past the evening time
Two Forty three & a six foot five

Some say opposites will attract
& when you meet your little baby you're a train on a track
Johnny don't care if his corn gone cracked
He'll carry Millie Mary if it breaks his back

Now Millie could sew & she could plow
She said she'd never need no man around
But when the weekend come & she go into the town
She holding up the barn wall over at the hoe down

Johnny didn't work he was thin as a stick bug
But he could pick a banjo & he could cut a rug
He could call a step 'til he's red as a fireplug
But never had a date or a kiss or a hug

Some say opposites will attract
& when you meet your little baby you're a train on a track
Johnny don't care if his corn gone cracked
He'll carry Millie Mary if it breaks his back

Now here is a church and here is a steeple
Open up the door & see all the people
Millie Mary Mack-Jack happy as can be, Oh!
Married Jimmy Johnny that pokey little bean pole

Some say opposites will attract
& when you meet your little baby you're a train on a track
Johnny don't care if his corn gone cracked
He'll carry Millie Mary if it breaks his back
Some say opposites will attract
& when you meet your little baby you're a train on a track
Johnny don't care if his corn gone cracked
He'll carry Millie Mary if it breaks his back

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from trio, track released May 13, 2017
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bryan TITUS Santa Barbara, California

bryan TITUS is a rootsy, gutsy American singer/songwriter. Backed by a cookin' band, bryan delivers a unique blend of Rock 'n Roll, Gospel, Country, Blues & Bluegrass ... all stewing in the same pot. The music highlights the strong characters, iconic images and universal stories of American life. bryan TITUS leads a hard working band that puts it down in the studio and backs it up on the stage. ... more

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