Dancin' Moon Songcast

Dancin' Moon Songcast

An exploration of songs and songwriting via the music of Scott Simpson and Dancin' Moon Studio of Spearfish Canyon in the Black Hills of South Dakota... Show More

Featured song from 2014's Do Not Rush the Dawn L

Jeff Davis Pie

Well Mamma called me up 'n said,
"It's your grandma's birthday son, so you 'n
Sheryl need to come--- and bring the girls."
She said that it was 80 years since
Grandma'd taken her first breath,
and a party with all the family'd "mean the world..."


Well 80 years is a
long time to hang around
if you count your age by time.
But Grandma's 80 years was like a
small slice of her Jeff Davis pie,
and we all think a second 80'd be just fine!


Well, Grandma came from Arkansas 'n
that's where she me my grandpa 'n
they had three daughters--- each ten years apart.
She cooked the meals 'n washed the clothes
and I think she even had time to sew
a dress or two or three or forty-four.


Well 80 years is a
long time to hang around
if you count your age by time.
But Grandma's 80 years was like a
small slice of her Jeff Davis pie,
and we all think a second 80'd be just fine!


Now I remember trips across the mountain,
'round about Christmas time---
that queasy feelin' when we took a curve too fast.
But I remember pullin' up to that
screened-in porch and thinkin' we'd surprise 'em
'till my brother let the screen door slam.


I remember cinnamon rolls and eatin' raw dough
and old lipsticks in the bottom drawer
and that big steel bed that squeaked beneath my head...
And those gas room-heaters and the magnifying mirror
and that plastic-shrunken-head souvenir
and coleslaw and toastin' buttery bread...
And the time that Grandpa gave me a gun
and I shot that squirrel that was old as the sun
and Grandma softened him up in a dumplin' stew...
And when we'd go to church she'd pass
around the Certs after service, then we'd
all go home to eat 'n sleep till 2, or 3 or 4 or 5 or..


80 years is a
long time to hang around
if you count your age by time.
But Grandma's 80 years was like a
small slice of her Jeff Davis pie,
and we all think a second 80'd be just fine!


Now, some people like to QUANTIFY
and graph their lives like pieces of pie
and subdivide their story like a book.
But 80's just a number...
and don't it make you wonder
why somebody'd slice up a pie if it's just for looks?
You best dig right in, cause…


80 years is a
long time to hang around
if you count your age in time.
But Grandma's 80 years was like a
little bitty slice of her Jeff Davis pie,
and we all think a second 80'd be just fine!


Cause the spice of life sure ain't time---
No, it's Grandma 'n Grandpa 'n Jeff Davis pie.

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