The Songs He Sang
Gettin' Up Holler: Lyrics
As performed by Cisco Houston
- LP 900 Miles
Talk about gettin' up at the break of day Making my money and throwing it away Well it's too damn hard for me It's too damn hard for me Well it's too damn hard for me I drove old Bette till the break of the sweat Six o'clock and it ain't day yet I'm gonna jack you soon I'm gonna jack you soon Well I'm gonna jack you soon I heard a mighty rumbling 'round the watering trough Skinny kicked the hell out of the walking boss But I ain't bothered yet No I ain't bothered yet Well I ain't bothered yet I wash my shirt and starch it in sweat Tell all the girls I ain't bothered yet And you better not other me No you better not other me Well you better not other me
In verse one, the included lyrics say "It's too damn hard for me" but it certainly sounds like "hot" to these ears. But as the meaning is opaque either way, it's hard to see what difference it makes.
In addition, for an "explanation" of the term jack, a recently popular word shortened from hijack to mean any robebry, see Liner Notes, though if you understand what he's implying, feel free to let me know.