Teach Me Some Tricks

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When a PK from Wisconsin hears a farm boy from AR
Singin’ ‘bout some Holy Ground
You can bet it lights his ears up and opens up his heart
Makes him wanna’ stick around this town

From six strings at a pawn shop to a front line man with FEMA
To tuneville Tennessee ten years ago
You sing it from experience and love it like you mean it
Countrywide to Coaching Music Row

Once a Show Dog always a Show Dog
Once and always a Wonderboy
And a hitwriter, a fundraiser, voice that’s on the boombox
With a plan to make a joyful noise
Pretty sure you just got started makin’ hits
When you got a moment, Show Dog, won’t you teach me some tricks

Bible camp is funny they wanna’ hear you sing
Kumbaya or Amazing Grace
Well I taught the campers Sweet Home ‘cuz back in ‘93
I wasn’t yet familiar with George Strait

Once a Show Dog always a Show Dog
Once and always a Wonderboy
And a hitwriter, a fundraiser, voice that’s on the boombox
With a plan to make a joyful noise
Pretty sure you just got started makin’ hits
When you got a moment, Show Dog, won’t you teach me some tricks

Got a little misty readin’ how you named your pup
First country song I ever heard
I know Bill McCorvey passed but he had a son so I looked him up
And his gratitude moved me beyond words


 - April 2021 -                                                                                                                            #455