Jimmy See

Jimmy See

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Country - Rock | Dolan Springs, Arizona, United States
Total Song Plays: 57   
Member Since: 2011
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Plays:

14

Song Description

IT was July 4th, 2011, and it was really hot, and this song just popped out. It's a "love song"

Story Behind the Song

There is a line, about the "needle on the donkey" in this song. People have asked me, "how did you come up with that?" There's a story behind that. I was thinking, "Just how weird can I say how hot it is?", and an old joke came to mind. In the joke, Pedro is taking a siesta under a tree, with his donkey tied to the tree. A passing stranger stopped, and asked, "Hey buddy. you got the time?" Pedro raised his sombrero, and then taking two fingers lifted the donkey's balls (tail), and after hoisting them a couple times, he dropped them, and said, "It's two thirty." The stranger went on, but later returned. Same question, same action by Pedro, who then said, "It's four o'clock." Stranger said, "Hey, I gotta ask you buddy, how the hell are you telling time by that donkey's balls (tail)?" Pedro repeats the lifting, this time saying, "Oh it's easy, just pick this up, and you see that clock right over there?" I thought about the period in the joke where you're supposed to think he's telling time with the donkey, and I thought, "Such an equipped donkey would surely have a temperature gauge!"

Lyrics

Intro - (G///A7///D7///)
CHORUS:
G A7
Oh Lord Honey, it's hot outside,
D7 G
Chicken's in the road, and the egg's done fried.
G A7
Needle on the donkey says, too hot to ride,
D7 G
Oh Lord baby, it's, hot outside!

Vs.1
C
Toes in the water in the, catfish pond,
G
Cold ones in the cooler, and I'm, drinkin' one!
A7
Way too hot for workin', so I'm, havin' Fun!
D7
Sittin' in the shade till the evenin' come.

(Chorus - Break)
Vs.2
C
Later in the evenin' when the, sun is down,
G
Sittin' on the tailgate at the, edge of town,
A7
Moonlight in your eyes shinin', at my heart.
D7
Is it Just me, or is it, gettin' hot?

(OPTIONAL: Last Chorus with "Needle on the donkey says come on, let's ride")

Song Length
1:55
Genres
Country - Alternative, Country - Rock


Lyric Credits James Cowan
Music Credits James Cowan
Producer Credits James Cowan
Performance Credits Jimmy See (aka James Cowan)