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Mountain Wild

This song is by Chris LeDoux and appears on the album Songs of Rodeo Life (1971).

There was a man that lived in the hills all by himself
Chin whiskers' hangin' off his face in the tree there's a hangin' Bull Elk
The only friend he's got in this world is a big old Wild Cat
That sleeps down at the foot of the cave kills off the big rats

I think I'd like to see this guy, well, I might just maybe
But everybody in the little bitty town they say he's crazy
I asked a fellow what the story was, asked him just what happeded
He said, "Boy, sit down let me tell you about this mountain wild man"

Mountain wild man, up on the mountain
Mountain wild man, up on the mountain

He had a job and a wife and a little bitty boy and things were just fine
Till he caught that woman out a-runnin' around and it kinda messed up his mind
So he went to the bar and he had a few drinks and he did a lot of thinking
He could either kill that cheatin' woman or drown his sorrows drinking

Well, he knew he couldn't kill that cheatin' woman or they'd put him in a prison
And his heart and his pride were too damn strong for him to go to drinking
So he broke the bonds of society and started walkin'
He bought a rifle and an ax and a big Bowie knife and went to the mountains

Mountain wild man, up on the mountain
Mountain wild man, up on the mountain

Boy, I'm gonna tell you something your momma probably never told you
Just what she never told you bout your pa and why he left you
Now you've heard the story of why he left this land
Well, boy, I know who your pa is, he's the Mountain Wild Man

Mountain wild man, up on the mountain
Mountain wild man, up on the mountain...

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