Jerry Reed - Tupelo Mississippi Flash lyrics

Jerry Reed
Nashville Underground
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Tupelo Mississippi Flash

I’m gonna tell you a story that' all about
This job I had one time as a talent scout, hmm.

I had a hard day at the office and the boss wasn’t in town
The day this hired legged guitar picker just happened to come around.

Well, he walks in my office with a great big grin,
And folks that' where my story really begins.

He said, “Son my name is Boregard Rippy.
I come to you from Tupelo Mississippi.
I write songs that’ll sing like a bird,
I play licks on my guitar like you ain’t never heard.

But I’m down on my luck and things are just a little slack.
I gotta quarter in my pocket and a shirt on my back.
But you buy me some supper and give me a place I can sleep
He said “I’ll sing you some songs that’ll rock your head to sleep.
I got talent boy. Said back home they call me the Tupelo Mississippi Flash

Well I knew I was in a room with some kind of a nut
When he pulled out that pack of used cigarette butts.
So that' when I told him “We can’t use you todayâ€?BR> So I handed the boy a dollar and sent him on his way

Well the boss got back and we both had a laugh
When I told him ‘bout the Tupelo Mississippi Flash
And pretty soon I had the story circling around
About this Mississippi nut that we had in our town.

I said, “watch him everybody, the boy' squirrelly!
He walks around calling himself the Tupelo Mississippi Flash.�BR>
Well it happened one day while I was driving to my home
I just happened to have my car radio on.
When I heard the jockey raving about a brand new smash
By a kid called the Tupelo Mississippi Flash

I almost wrecked my automobile
I went through a red light
I hit the traffic cop....Why??

Well my story' got an ending and it' short and sweet
The boss man he fired me and left me out in the street
But I got a new job now and I’m as learninâ€?real fast
I’m drivinâ€?the bus for the Tupelo Mississippi Flash

And his Cadillac I’m driving that for him too
And that yacht he' got.
And is there a plane??
Well chauffeur, chauffeur I hear him say
Tupelo Mississippi, who ever heard of it...........