Stirrup to stirrup and side by sideWe crossed the mountains and the valleys wide.We came to Big Muddy and we forded the floodOn the Tennessee mare and the Tennessee stud.
"Tennessee Stud" (1958)
Ole Hickory said we could take 'em by surprise,If we didn't fire our muskets 'til we looked 'em in the eyes.We held our fire 'til we seed their faces well,Then we opened up our squirrel guns an' really gave 'em ...well! Yeah, they ran through the briars an' they ran through the bramblesAn' they ran through the bushes where the rabbits couldn't go.They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'emDown the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.Jimmy Driftwood
I found that girl with the golden hairAnd she was ridin' on a Tennessee mare.Jimmy Driftwood
Pretty little baby on the cabin floorLittle hoss colt playin' 'round the doorI love the girl with golden hairAnd the Tennessee stud loves the Tennessee mare.Jimmy Driftwood
Along about eighteen and twenty-fiveI left Tennessee very much aliveI never would have got through the Arkansas mudIf I hadn't been a-ridin on the Tennessee stud.Jimmy Driftwood