Snuff Dipper

Mike Snider

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Over there in Gleason Tennessee, where I was born and raised

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I used to take a moonlight stroll in the pasture where the milk cows graze

One night there she was, sitting up on the fence

I grinned at her, she grinned back, I could tell she had some sense

Said,"I'm real pleased to meet ya, Mam. You look like a diamond in the rough."

She said,"Shut up your fancy talk and give me a pinch of that snuff."

Well I'm gonna have to admit now, I was just a little bit surprised

When I handed her that box of snuff, there was love in that woman's eyes


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          Snuff dipper, snuff dipper, it's the story of my life

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          Snuff dipper, snuff dipper, bet she'd make me a wonderful wife



So I courted that gal in the tater patch, I courted her in the sorghum cane

I kissed her in the sunshine, I even kissed her out in the rain

First time I kissed them snuff-stained lips we was sittin' on a holler log

She had breath on her that would stifle a Hampshire hog

I said, "Whoo! What a pucker! You really know your stuff."

She said, "You didn't want no kiss at all. You just stole my pinch of snuff."



Then one night, when the time was right, I said, "Sweety, we ought to get wise.

Two can dip just as cheap as one if we's to get that giant economy size."

So we went to the preacher's house, I said, "Preacher, we'd like to get wed."

He tied the knot, said, "Like her or not, she's yours 'til you're plum dead."

I said, " Here, lemme pay you something. Reckon a dollar'd be enough?"

He said, "Naw, just keep your money, boy, and gimme a dip of that snuff."

Well, I got me a level headed woman now, she's the sweetest thing in the South

Reason I know she's level headed, I seen it running out of both sides of her mouth.