Leonard's Pigpen


Seen you hangin' outta window

Strugglin' to the trees

Swingin' for the younguns

They gonna catch a sweeter breeze


Got Uncle Davey's letters

Hunched down twixt d'lines

He's scratchin' in the sideyard

And I'm beatin' outta time


            Dodgin' Leonard's pigpen sweet sister

            Dodgin' brother Leonard's pigpen


Ol' cousin Mickey's courtin'

He's cocky like a crow

I'm done flyin' outta Texas

Aimin' closer to my nose


                        Now there's boots up to a man's shoulders

                        She's a woman scrappin' on a hill

                        Livin' dead outta dumpsters

                        Don't believe it man I had my fill

                        Man I had my fill




Junior's bulgin' in the battle

Gamblin' face about

I made my records in the courthouse

Playin' wall-eyed south






Seen history books for breathin'

Riddled by the wind

They let me outta Greenville

Now a hurtin's sinkin' in



(Repeat first verse)                                     Malcolm Holcombe

                                                                        © l993, Purple Girl Music/BMI