The hillbilly says he can smell a snake a mile away,

And I don’t know about that,

But I can smell the hillbilly,

Who said he can smell a snake,

Though maybe not that far,

They say “you-uns” instead of “ya’ll” around the Buffalo River,

But the rest of the Ozark hillbillies,

Say “ya’ll” like most everybody else,

A fancy lady walks straight and tall,

A book would balance on her graceful head

She glides out of the restroom,

The classy dignified,elegant lady, ya’ll,

And crosses the room,

But there’s toilet paper trailing her,

Stuck on her shoe and three feet long,

Too bad she couldn’t smell,

That sneaky ole paper snake.

Former print journalist, former mayor, retired law enforcement officer. Writing about politics and government along with random personal essays.

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