Originally appeared on Clear Spot

I have to run so far to find a clear spot
Sun’s all hottin’ and a rottin’ hot
Swamp’s all rotten ‘n stinkin’ uhh
Vegetation’s hot
Sleepin’ in a bayou on a old rotten cot
Can’t find my kind of folks havin’ fun
I have to run run run run
Run to find a clear spot
Can’t shadow down, the sun big brown
Mosquitos ‘n moccasins steppin’ all around
‘fraid I’m gonna get hit
Sun’s all hottin’ and a rottin’ hot
Vegetation’s hot
Sleepin’ in a bayou on a old rotten cot
Can’t find my kind of folks havin’ fun
Got to run run run run
Run to find a clear spot
Can’t shadow down, the sun big brown
Mosquitos ‘n moccasins steppin’ all around
‘fraid I’m gonna get hit
‘fraid I’m gonna get hit
I have to run so far to find a clear spot

(1972)

Transcribed by John Atwell.

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2 Comments »

  1. Precious Roy says:

    I thought it was “Cane-shadow down on the sun-baked groun’ “

  2. Precious Roy is right.
    It’s “Cane shadow down on the sun baked ground.”
    The ground is where the moccasins are “steppin’ all around.

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