Sunday, July 8, 2012

Jicarilla Mud

This is one of two songs written in 2004 to go along with some short stories that I wrote that year that became TOTAH TRILOGY -- and eventually TOTAH SIXPACK. The stories were about the oilmen of the 50s, and included my father and his cronies at the Miley Mud and Chemical Company on East Main Street.

By the way, Jicarilla is pronounced "hic a ree ah" and for a couple of years in the 60s when I worked in the oil fields I thought the place was spelled "Hickoria". The Jicarillas were a tribe of Apaches, I believe. There were a lot of oil rigs out in the Jicarilla and it was a natural place to glorify in story and song.

Without getting into spoiler territory, the short story involves some mud with a peculiar property and our heroes' place in the history of mind expansion.


Written: Gladstone Blvd. Shreveport LA, 2004

Knees decided to write a haunting love theme for a short story he had just written called Jicarilla Mud and it wasn't too difficult since he had the plot already worked out. It was recorded using ACID and it came out pretty good.

Wild Bill Smith was a man who loved his whiskey
He was greeted with a smile at every bar in town
He knew his guns and how to have his fun
But when the Jicarilla called him
The deal went down.

Don Tucker was a man with a mission
Livin every day as lovers do
He knew his mud and he knew his blood
But when the Jicarilla called him
His aim was true.

Bill Smith was in it for the whiskey and the guns
Tucker was in love with love.
Tom Bolack did it for the money and the fame
But only Arky Miley knew
About Jicarilla Mud.

Tom Bolack had a head like a bullet
And he wanted every one to know his name
He was the man who owned all the land
But when the Jicarilla called him
He played the game.

Arky Miley was the man with the secrets
And heavy was the price he had to pay
He did it with a smile laughin all the while
But when the Jicarilla called him
He led the way.

Bill Smith was in it for the whiskey and the guns
Tucker was in love with love.
Tom Bolack did it for the money and the fame
But only Arky Miley knew
About Jicarilla Mud.

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