Smokey Joe’s Barbeque Song Lyrics and Chords

Smokey Joe's Barbecue

 

Smokey Joe’s Barbeque Song Lyrics and Chords by Johnny Horton

 

Smokey Joe’s Barbeque
Recorded by Johnny Horton
written by Johnny Horton and Fred Horton
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Way down south where the whippoorwills call
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There’s gonna be a  
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jubilee
 
Folks will come from miles around to  
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share their comp
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any
 
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singing and dinner on the ground
 
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when the day is  
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through there’s  
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peace and con
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tentment
 
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Smokey Joe’s  
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Barbeque
 
Smokey Joe’s barbeque  
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Smokey Joe’s  
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Barbeque
 
There’s always fun for everyone at  
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Smokey Joe’s Barbe
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que
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The string band plays Turkey in the Hay
 
They  
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play it just for  
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you
 
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l laugh and be gay till th
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e Judgment Day
 
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Barbeque
When the dogwoods bloom and the red birds sing
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That’s a time I love to  
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see
 
When work is through and the crops laid by  
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I dream of reali
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When you can  
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lay around in the evening shade
 
Relax  
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when the day is  
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through just  
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be dancing be  
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happy
 
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Barbeque
Repeat #2 x2

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Smokey Joe’s Barbeque?
– The song Smokey Joe’s Barbeque was sang by Johnny Horton.

 

Who is Johnny Horton?
– John LaGale Horton (April 30, 1925 – November 5, 1960) was an American country music, honky tonk and rockabilly singer and musician, during the 1950s and early 1960s, best known for his saga songs that became international hits beginning with the 1959 single “The Battle of New Orleans”, which was awarded the 1960 Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording. The song was awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award and in 2001 ranked No. 333 of the Recording Industry Association of America’s “Songs of the Century”. His first No. 1 country song was in 1959, “When It’s Springtime in Alaska (It’s Forty Below)”.
Horton’s music usually encompassed folk ballads based on American historic themes and legend. He had two successes in 1960 with both “Sink the Bismarck” and “North to Alaska,” the latter utilized over the opening credits to the John Wayne film of the same name. Horton died in November 1960 at the peak of his fame in a traffic collision, less than two years after his breakthrough. Horton is a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

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