Hal Ketchum performs “Small Town Saturday Night” Grand Ole Opry 1996.

It climbed to #2 on the US Billboard Country in August 1991. As the first single from his album "Past the Point of Rescue"

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Small Town Saturday Night:

Cover CD Hal Ketchum ( Curb Records 1991 )
Cover CD Hal Ketchum( Curb Records 1991 )

 

Recorded at Curb Studio in 1991, “Small Town Saturday Night” was released as a single in April 16, 1991. Written by Pat Alger and Hank DeVito, it climbed to #2 on the US Billboard Country in August 1991. As the first single from his album “Past the Point of Rescue”

 

 

On the original 45 record, it was paired with another great song : The B-Side was “Don’t Strike a Match” from the pen of Hal Ketchum and Pat Alger.

The song is an uptempo that describes what occurs on a Saturday night in a small town. The song was inspired by the city of New Braunfels, Texas.





Hal Ketchum – Small Town Saturday Night Lyrics

There’s an Elvis movie on the marquee sign
We’ve all seen at least three times
Everybody’s broke, Bobby’s got a buck
Put a dollar’s worth of gas in his pickup truck
We’re going ninety miles an hour down a deadend road
What’s the hurry, son… where you gonna go?
We’re gonna howl at the moon, shoot out the light
It’s a small town Saturday night
It’s a small town Saturday night

Lucy’s got her lipstick on a little too bright
Bobby’s gettin’ drunk and lookin’ for a fight
Liquor on his breath and trouble on his mind
And Lucy’s just a kid, along for the ride
Got a six-pack of beer and a bottle of wine
Gotta be bad just to have a good time
They’re gonna howl at the moon, shoot out the light
It’s a small town Saturday night
It’s a small town Saturday night

Bobby told Lucy, “The world ain’t round…
Drops off sharp at the edge of town
Lucy, you know the world must be flat
‘Cause when people leave town, they never come back”
They go ninety miles an hour to the city limits sign
Put the pedal to the metal ‘fore they change their mind
They howl at the moon, shoot out the light
It’s a small town Saturday night

They howl at the moon, shoot out the light
Yeah, it’s a small town Saturday night
It’s a small town Saturday night
It’s a small town Saturday night

Single Hal Ketchum ( Curb Records 1991 )
Single Hal Ketchum ( Curb Records 1991 )