Cal Smith performs “Country Bumpkin” Live On That Nashville Music.

Second number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for a single week and spent a total of ten weeks on the country chart.

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Country Bumpkin:

Cover LP Cal Smith (MCA 1974 )

 

Is a 1974 single by Cal Smith. “Country Bumpkin” was Cal Smith’s second number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for a single week and spent a total of ten weeks on the country chart.

 

In 1974, “Country Bumpkin” received Song of the Year Awards from both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.



On the original 45 record, it was paired with another good song: The B-Side was “It’s Not the Miles You’ve Traveled” from the pen of Dave Hall and Louis Redding .





Cal Smith – Country Bumpkin Lyrics

He walked into the bar and parked his lanky frame upon a tall barstool
With a long soft Southern drawl said
“I’ll just have a glass of anything that’s cool”
A bar room girl with hard and knowing eyes slowly looked him up and down
And she thought “I wonder how on earth
That country bumpkin found his way to town”

She said “Hello, country bumpkin”
“How’s the frost out on the pumpkin?”
“I’ve seen some sights but, man, you’re somethin'”
“Where’d ya come from, country bumpkin?”

It was just a short year later in a bed of joy-filled tears yet death-like pain
Into this wondrous world of many wonders one more wonder came
That same woman’s face was wrapped up
In a raptured look of love and tenderness
As she marveled at the soft and warm and cuddly boy-child feeding at her breast

And she said “Hello, country bumpkin”
“Fresh as frost out on the pumpkin”
“I’ve seen some sights but, babe, you’re somethin'”
“Mama loves her country bumpkin”

Forty years of hard work later in a simple, quiet and peaceful country place
The heavy hand of time had not erased
The raptured wonder from the woman’s face
She was lying on her deathbed knowing fully well her race was nearly run
But she softly smiled and looked into the sad eyes of her husband and her son

And she said “So long, country bumpkin”
“The frost is gone now from on the pumpkin”
“I’ve seen some sights and life’s been somethin'”
“See you later, country bumpkin”

She said “So long, country bumpkin”
“The frost is gone now from on the pumpkin”
“I’ve seen some sights and life’s been somethin'”

Single Cal Smith (MCA 1974 )
Single Cal Smith (MCA 1974 )