Thursday, September 6, 2018 – Betty Lou Thelma Liz


Thursday, September 6, 2018 – Betty Lou Thelma Liz

This morning my trainer, BA, said, “Now up against the wall.” I replied “Red-Neck Mother.” When she looked at me with a clueless expression, I knew it was time for “Emergency Educational Intervention.”

Therefore, here’s what I’m thinking. I must publish this learning plan, with multimedia, to provide the necessary knowledge to the young people of Texas and abroad.

Here is my lesson plan.

Learning objective: At the conclusion of the video BA will be able to sing all of the words to the bar and party anthem of the 1970’s and beyond , Jerry Jeff Walker’s,

Up Against the Wall Red Neck Mother

Evaluation: After two margarita’s BA will be able to take over any amateur, Saturday night band in a honkytonk in Texas – just as those who shall remain nameless did long ago. Do not try to say you were not there. We were a hit at Henry’s for Genevieve’s Birthday – even though we never knew who Genevieve was.

Cue audio/visual:

Published on Sep 5, 2012

Jerry Jeff Walker
Vergennes VT
June 16, 2000

Many of you will notice the lyrics have been updated and are not as political as when Ray Willie Hubbard wrote the song and Jerry Jeff Walker sang it in 1973. BA, in the original version “H” was for Haggard, as in Merle.

Up Against TheWall Redneck

Jerry Jeff Walker

He was born in Oklahoma
And his wife’s name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz
He’s not responsible for what he’s doing
His mother made him what he is

And it’s up against the wall, redneck mother
Mother who has raised her son so well
He’s thirty four and drinkin’ in a honky tonk
Just kickin’ hippies’ asses and raisin’ hell

Sure does like his Falstaff beer
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor
He drives a ’57 GMC pickup truck
Got a gun rack
“A Goat Roper needs love too” sticker

And it’s up against the wall, redneck mother
Mother who has raised her son so well
He’s thirty four drinkin’ in a honky tonk
Kickin’ hippies’ asses and raisin’ hell, ah pick

Ah play it for mama

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck
O is…

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck
O is for the oil I put on my hair
T is for T-Bird
H is for Haggard
E is for Eggs
And R is for Redneck

Up against the wall, redneck mother
Mother who has raised her son so well
He’s thirty four and drinkin’ in a honky tonk
Kickin’ hippies’ asses and raisin’ hell, let’s go

Yeah and it’s up against the wall, redneck mother
Mother who has raised her son so well
He’s thirty four drinkin’ in a honky tonk
Kickin’ hippies’ asses and raisin’ hell

What’s that spell, let’s go get Oklahoma USA

I believe this version is still sung at The Dixie Chicken, BTHO Clemson!

 

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