1 Windsordave 4 months ago We've had some interesting bantering the past few years regarding what constitutes "Travis picking", a subject I won't pick the scab off on this occasion, but rather this post is to show Travis' earlier work where his tunes featured him primarily as a singer. For those who don't know, in the late '40's he had several tunes that spent many weeks at #1. This tune I've chosen wasn't one of that collection but is a great tune. Good all round musical structure and fun lyrics, and a good tune about the South's culture without denigrating it. I chose this tune in particular, because it has a modern version from a French group to compare it to, somewhere around 50 years apart. Aside from not using Merle's complete lyrics as I wished they did, they do a wonderful job and give this tune a hell of a lot of jump!....even more than Merle did. If their version doesn't get your toes tappin' you're dead. Not to take anything away from the fine playing by the other musicians here, this is some kind of bass being laid down give it that wicked jump! I'd say this tune has survived well. Oh, and this was one of Merle's substantial number of tunes he wrote, both the music and lyrics. BTW, Merle recorded this twice. The other version is slightly better IMO but it isn't on YouTube to hear. Nonetheless, enjoy this version.