Jerry Reed — Ko-Ko Joe lyrics

(Ko-ko Joe)
(Ko-ko Joe)
(Ko-ko Joe)

Uhh!

(Ko-ko Joe)
Go ahead home.
(Ko-ko Joe)
Up in Appaloosa county,
There's a place called Ko-ko Ridge.

Sittin' right on the bend,
On the Etowah River
Where the water washed away the bridge.

Cotton Mouth Country.
(Ko-ko Joe)
A river rat's knee high,
(Ko-ko Joe)
Way up around the back border,
Lived a man,
That the river folks talked about.

They said you better stay away from Ko-ko Joe,
'Cause he's cause he's crazy no account.

(Ko-ko Joe)
Ko-ko Joe
They called him the Etowah River swamp rat,
The folks despised him.

(Ko-ko Joe)
Ko-ko Joe,
He was an awfully peculiar man.
The river was his only friend.

And the folks didn't understand,
The man called Ko-ko Joe.
(Ko-ko Joe)
(Ko-ko Joe)

He'd eat monkey meat and mashed potatoes.
He drunk a brew called Mo-jo Claw.
That he beat outa roots from old dead stumps,
On the banks of the Etowah.

Made him walk a little funny
(Ko-ko Joe)
Made his breath smell funky.
(Ko-ko Joe)
Well he never come across the river,
'Cause the folks didn't like him in town.
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They said his hair was long,
His clothes were dirty,
They didn't want him hangin' around.

Ko-ko Joe
They called him the Etowah River rat,
The folks despised him.

(Ko-ko Joe)
Ko-ko Joe,
He was an awfully peculiar man.
The river was his only friend.

And the folks didn't understand,
The man called Ko-ko Joe.
(Ko-ko Joe)
(Ko-ko Joe)

Well it happened a year ago Sunday,
And they still talk about it today,
How the dam broke loose,
On the Etowah River
Nearly washin' everybody away.

The river water rising,
(Ko-ko Joe)
Washin' up all the bushes,
(Ko-ko Joe)
Well the headlines said,
How a mother said, my son woulda lost his life,
But he was pulled from the mud in the Etowah River,
By the man y'all despised.

(Ko-ko Joe)
Ko-ko Joe,
They called him the Etowah River rat,
The folks despised him.

(Ko-ko Joe)
Ko-ko Joe,
So be careful what you say, my friend,
About folks you don't understand.
Someday you might need a man like Ko-ko Joe.

(Ko-ko Joe)
Go ahead home son,
(Ko-ko Joe)
Ko-ko Joe,
They called him the Etowah River rat,
The folks despised him.

Songwriters: JERRY R. HUBBARD
Ko-Ko Joe lyrics © SIXTEEN STARS MUSIC