Little Jimmy Dickens performs “Out Behind The Barn” Live On Country Family Reunion.

The song was released on May 1954, on the Country & Western charts, peaking at # 9. It was his fifth top ten. The song was included on their third album, Raisin 'the Dickens (Columbia 1957)

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Out Behind The Barn

Lp cover Little Jimmy Dickens ( Columbia 1957 )
Lp cover Little Jimmy Dickens ( Columbia 1957 )

“Out Behind the Barn”, song written by Boudleaux Bryant, was recorded by Little Jimmy Dickens for the Columbia label on January 22, 1954, at Castle Studio At The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville 3, TN. Three other songs were recorded at the same session: “Love song of the bayou”, “The better no do that” and “Closing time”. At the recording session Little Jimmy Dickens, he was accompanied by: Johnny Johnson (rythm guitar), Aubrey Richardson (electric guitar), Jody McCalley (steel), Joel Price (bass), Douglas Kirkham (drums), Louie Dunn (fiddle) and Betty Riley (piano). With the production of Don Law, the song was released on May 1954, on the Country & Western charts, peaking at # 9. It was his fifth top ten.

The song was included on their third album, Raisin ‘the Dickens (Columbia 1957), the album was released on November 1957.



Versions:

Sid “Hardrock” Gunter 1958 (Seeco)
Bobby Lord 1962 (Hickory Records)
Jimmy Jenson 1967 (Twin Town)
Stompin ‘Tom Connors 1970 (Dominion)
The Osborne Brothers 1991 (CMH Records)





Little Jimmy Dickens – Out Behind The Barn Lyrics

My pappy used to tan my hide
Out behind the barn
He taught me to be dignified
Out behind the barn

When he took his strap to me
And turned me down across his knee
He sure did hurt my dignity
Out behind the barn

I smoked my first cigarette
Out behind the barn
And that’s one day I won’t forget
Out behind the barn

I got sick, you should have seen
How that tobacco turned me green
I almost died from nicotine
Out behind the barn

I got my education out behind the barn
I ain’t a foolin’, no siree
Passed each examination out behind the barn
But it almost made a wreck out of me

I met a pretty girl one day
Out behind the barn
She wanted me to stay and play
Out behind the barn




She taught me to kiss and pet
That’s a game I can’t forget
‘Cause we still play that same game yet
Out behind the barn

I wish that I could go again
Out behind the barn
And do some things that I did then
Out behind the barn

Now you may think it ain’t no fun
To be a poor old farmer’s son
You just don’t know what all I’ve done
Out behind the barn

I got my education out behind the barn
I ain’t a foolin’, no siree
Passed each examination out behind the barn
But it almost made a wreck out of me

Single Little Jimmy Dickens ( Columbia 1954 )
Single Little Jimmy Dickens ( Columbia 1954 )

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