Greg Cohoon (drmellow) wrote,
Greg Cohoon
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Five Pounds Of Possum

By request from kitiara, I present the lyrics to Five Pounds Of Possum, mostly courtesy of the Digital Tradition Mirror, with a few minor modifications based on how I remember hearing it on the radio:
Five Pounds of Possum

My children are hungry, my dog needs a bone.
I ain't got no job now, so I'm just drivin' home.
An hour after sundown, when much to my delight,
There's five pounds of possum in my headlights tonight.
There's five pounds of possum in my headlights tonight.
If I can run him over, everything will be all right.
We'll have some possum gravy, oh what a wonderful sight;
There's five pounds of possum in my headlights tonight.
Won't have to clean no chicken, won't have to open no cans.
Just a little bit closer, I'll have him in my hands.
I think the time has come now, to go from "dim" to "bright."
There's five pounds of possum in my headlights tonight.
My Google Search turned up a lot more entries this time, including a PDF file with chords and four(!) verses. When I've searched for this song previously, I've had a very difficult time finding information about it. I guess the song must be getting more popular.

My favorite line in the song, BTW, is I think the time has come now, to go from "dim" to "bright."
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