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​Nashville Cats

This song is by Flatt & Scruggs and appears on the compilation album 1964-1969, Plus (1992).

Nashville Cats, play clean as country water
Nashville Cats, play wild as mountain dew
Nashville Cats, been playin' since they's babies
Nashville Cats, get work before they're two

Well, there's thirteen hundred and fifty two
Guitar pickers in Nashville
And they can pick more notes than the number of ants
On a Tennessee anthill

Yeah, there's thirteen hundred and fifty two
Guitar cases in Nashville
And any one unpacks his guitar
Can play twice better than I will

I was just thirteen, you might say I was a
Musical proverbial knee high
When I heard a couple new-sounding tunes on the tubes
And they blasted me sky high

Then the record man said every one is a [Incomprehensible]
Record from Nashville
And up north there ain't nobody buys them
And I said but I will

Nashville Cats, play clean as country water
Nashville Cats, play wild as mountain dew
Nashville Cats, been playin' since they's babies
Nashville Cats, get work before they're two

I've sixteen thousand eight hundred twenty one
Mothers from Nashville
All their friends play music and they ain't uptight
If one of the kids will

'Cause it's custom made for any mother's son
To be a guitar picker in Nashville
I sure am glad, I got a chance to say a word about
The music and the mothers from Nashville

Nashville Cats, play clean as country water
Nashville Cats, play wild as mountain dew
Nashville Cats, been playin' since they's babies
Nashville Cats, get work before they're two