Well, I left Kentucky back in '49An' went to Detroit workin' on a 'sembly lineThe first year they had me puttin' wheels on cadillacs
Every day I'd watch them beauties roll byAnd sometimes I'd hang my head and cry'Cause I always wanted me one that was long and black.
One day I devised myself a planThat should be the envy of most any manI'd sneak it out of there in a lunchbox in my handNow gettin' caught meant gettin' firedBut I figured I'd have it all by the time I retiredI'd have me a car worth at least a hundred grand.
I'd get it one piece at a timeAnd it wouldn't cost me a dimeYou'll know it's me when I come through your townI'm gonna ride around in styleI'm gonna drive everybody wild'Cause I'll have the only one there is a round.
So the very next day when I punched inWith my big lunchbox and with help from my friendsI left that day with a lunch box full of gearsNow, I never considered myself a thiefGM wouldn't miss just one little pieceEspecially if I strung it out over several years.
The first day I got me a fuel pumpAnd the next day I got me an engine and a trunkThen I got me a transmission and all of the chromeThe little things I could get in my big lunchboxLike nuts, an' bolts, and all four shocksBut the big stuff we snuck out in my buddy's mobile home.
Now, up to now my plan went all right'Til we tried to put it all together one nightAnd that's when we noticed that something was definitely wrong.
The transmission was a '53And the motor turned out to be a '73And when we tried to put in the bolts all the holes were gone.
So we drilled it out so that it would fitAnd with a little bit of help with an A-daptor kitWe had that engine runnin' just like a songNow the headlight' was another sightWe had two on the left and one on the rightBut when we pulled out the switch all three of 'em come on.
The back end looked kinda funny tooBut we put it together and when we got thruWell, that's when we noticed that we only had one tail-finAbout that time my wife walked outAnd I could see in her eyes that she had her doubtsBut she opened the door and said, "Honey, take me for a spin."
So we drove up town just to get the tagsAnd I headed her right on down main dragI could hear everybody laughin' for blocks aroundBut up there at the court house they didn't laugh'Cause to type it up it took the whole staffAnd when they got through the title weighed sixty pounds.
I got it one piece at a timeAnd it didn't cost me a dimeYou'll know it's me when I come through your townI'm gonna ride around in styleI'm gonna drive everybody wild'Cause I'll have the only one there is around.
(Spoken) Ugh! Yow, Red RyderThis is the Cotton MouthIn the Psycho-Billy Cadillac Come on
Huh, This is the COTTON MOUTHAnd negatory on the cost of this mow-chine there Red RyderYou might say I went right up to the factoryAnd picked it up, it's cheaper that wayUgh!, what model is it?
Well, It's a '49, '50, '51, '52, '53, '54, '55, '56'57, '58' 59' automobileIt's a '60, '61, '62, '63, '64, '65, '66, '67'68, '69, '70 automobile