• Amos Moses by Jerry Reed, as played by Primus on “Rhinoplasty.”
  • Tabbed by Jim Wade
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  • VERSE II
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  • CHORUS
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  • Amos Moses was a Cajun.
    And lived by himself in the swamp
    Hunting alligator for a living.
    Knock 'em on the head with a stump
    The Louisiana law's gonna get you, Amos
    It ain't legal hunting alligator down in the swamp, boy

    Now everybody blamed his old man
    for raising him mean as a snake
    When Amos Moses was a boy,
    his Daddy would use him as alligator bait
    Tie a rope around his waist,
    throw him in the swamp
    Alligator bait on the Louisiana bayou

    Just about 45 minutes
    southeast of Tipidow, Louisiana
    There lived a man called Duck Bill Sam
    and his pretty wife Hannah
    They raised up a son that could
    eat up his weight in groceries
    Named him after a man of the cloth.
    They called him Amos Moses

    Now folks in South Louisiana
    said Amos was a helluva man
    He could trap the biggest, meanest alligator.
    He only had to use one hand
    That's all he got left
    'cause the alligator bit him. Ha ha!
    Left arm gone clean up to the elbow

    Just about 45 minutes
    southeast of Tipidow, Louisiana
    There lived a man called Duck Bill Sam
    and his pretty wife Hannah
    They raised up a son that could
    eat up his weight in groceries
    Named him after a man of the cloth.
    They called him Amos Moses

    Here comes Amos
    And you should have seen his pretty wife, Hannah

    Well, the Sheriff got wind that
    Amos was in the swamp hunting alligator skin
    So he hid in the swamp, "I'm gonna get you boy."
    He never did come out again.

    Well, I wonder where the Louisiana Sheriff went to?
    Sure can get lost in the Louisiana bayou