|Jerricat Music (SESAC)
|Red Heart Records
|Short Song Description:
A story about an Appalachian mountain man.
|Long Song Description:
A peaceful life can come in many forms, but often comes after a struggle to get there.
|Story Behind the Song:
The music came first...an happy accident because of playing another song wrong,but liking the chord progression. The inspiration was a Grizzly Adams kind of character who preferred living off the grid.
|Tempo / Feel
|Tempo / Feel
|Medium Slow (91 - 110)
|Subject Matter 1
|Subject Matter 2
|Similar Artist 1
|Similar Artist 2
|2000 and later
NOBODY HE HAS TO PLEASE
words and music by Sam Cooper
On the side of a mountain near the Cumberland Gap is a man who lives all alone.
He never worries 'bout no 'lectric bills or no automobiles, he's never had a phone.
There's a town about fifteen miles from his porch and he knows everybody there,
But when he's in for supplies, very few tell him "Hi", all they do is stand and stare.
He's as big as the country, and as gentle as the dew on the trees.
His backyard stretches the horizon, and there's nobody, nobody, nobody he has to please.
His pa was killed in a mine back in thirty-nine, but things like that just made him strong,
And then he went overseas, he served in Italy, where he learned that war was wrong.
He tried his hand at fast jivin', truck drivin' jobs for years.
Now everything is alright, he's got very few problems and even less fears.
Every now and then a man craves a little lovin' when the sun goes down.
That's when he sells all the hides from the meals that he's trapped and takes the money and makes his rounds.
Down in Asheville he's got him a woman that he wines and dines several times a year.
She never understands just why he always leaves, but she's sure he'll always reappear.
There ain't nobody,
Nobody he has to please.