Johnny Horton - Ole Slew Foot Lyrics




High on the mountain tell me what you see
Bear tracks, bear tracks lookin' back at me
Better get your rifle boy before it's too late
Cause the bear's got a little pig and headed through the gate

He's big around the middle and he's broad across the rump
Runnin' ninety miles an hour takin' thirty feet a jump
Ain't never been caught, he ain't never been treed
And some folks say he look a lot like me

I saved up my money and I bought me some bees
And they started makin' honey way up in the trees
Cut down the trees but my honey's all gone
Old Slew Foot's done made himself at home

He's big around the middle and he's broad across the rump
Runnin' ninety miles an hour takin' thirty feet a jump
Ain't never been caught, he ain't never been treed
And some folks say he look a lot like me

Winter's comin' on and it's twenty below
And the river's froze over so where can he go
We'll chase him up the gully then we'll run him in the well
And shoot him in the bottom just to listen to him yell

He's big around the middle and he's broad across the rump
Runnin' ninety miles an hour takin' thirty feet a jump
Ain't never been caught, he ain't never been treed
And some folks say he look a lot like me





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  1. hound doggin

    I shot ole slew foot in the face 😂😂😂

  2. Glenn Evitt

    Song made Dream of my youth at my grandmother's house🤩

  3. Candra Hayden

    Anyone listen to this all the time? Just me? Ok lol

  4. eric mcpeek

    Isn’t ole slew foot from the book the yearling

  5. Christopher Smith

    I am a nashvillian and worked at a sporting goods shop in the eighty. As I recall there were two county in east tennessee you could still hunt bear. The arm used was a eight gage shotgun single shot the shells were hand reloaded there was little call for them.

  6. AElle Winter

    Hallo
    What means "ain't never been treed" ?

    Spooby

    When the bear climbs a tree to get away from the hunting dogs.

  7. Paul Atreides

    GOD DAMN THIS REMINDS ME OF MY DAD.
    THANKS MIKE!

  8. John Jurkewicz

    👍👍👍👍 I love it so great 👍👍👍👍

  9. jasobres

    There was... b-lood on the saddle...
    And... b-lood all around...
    And a greeeeeeaaaaat biiiiiiiig puddlllllllllle
    Of... b-lood on the ground...

  10. True American

    Hold your phones speaker up to your while listening to this

  11. TrollsandSouthParkFanatic 2004

    Henry! Henry! We need help! Right, Sammy! Hey, gang hit it!!

  12. CLIFFORD SPENCE

    Great Song

  13. Secret gamer

    Like this comment so i can come back in 2034

  14. Marlana Mcbride

    Lolpoplol

  15. jules wins

    Very politically incorrect these days. I love it!!

  16. Lans Lay

    Absolutely awesome!!👍👏👏🌹🌹🌹❤️💕✝️💓🧚🏿‍♀️

  17. Dutch

    the Yearling

  18. Orion The Raptor

    I’ve suddenly gone full hillbilly......

  19. tom Hickory

    Johnny use to pack the house in Las Vegas in the 1950's . According to my dad.

  20. James Blackmon

    110 people are missing their honey in the tree

  21. Lans Lay

    Beautiful!!🌹🌹👍❤️👏🇱🇷💕

  22. Danny Harbison

    Great song. But as a note, this song does not appear on the album pictured at the beginning of the video.

  23. Samuel Flaherty

    play this song at my great uncle funeral

  24. Neil Ladd

    Wild one!

  25. Joaquin Sedano

    Red dead redemption 2 music mood

  26. ryry

    This was a great senior prank teacher started dancing

  27. ryry

    Dad gum bear

  28. Paddy Maguire

    Hillbilly Heaven

  29. jennifur sun

    who played banjo on this song? was it Mr Bradley?

  30. Destroiscents379

    Soot'm in the rump or gut just to hear'm yell? Even as a hunter of large game I do not like to make my quarry suffer. It's unethical and deranged to want to deliberately make another creature suffer for the sheer joy. Clean kills or nothing should be the intent of the ethical hunter for meat on the table. The rest is a sickness. I'm sorry but as a hunter I know this. Mistakes happen though.

    Dann Danny

    its just a song not advise

  31. Joseph M

    I've decided to buy a JBL Clip or Bluetooth Speaker and attach it to my backpack so that when I stop at the traffic lights on my bike, i can introduce motorists to real good music.

  32. Randolph Alderette

    OH WELL YES HALLELUYAH BEAUTIFUL Iii JOHN me OK DAMM iii LISTEN iii LISTEN iii LISTEN iii WELL YES YES HALLELUYAH BEAUTIFUL FAMILY iii

  33. choctaw flathead

    Grew up in southern P.A. on this luvin it!

  34. Rick Ramirez

    Great song but I like the Chris LeDoux version better.

  35. Osama care

    best dam song about a bear in the country

    Wooden Nickel

    That is so sad about his bottom though. I am sure that is not what Winnie-The-Pooh's friend Owle would wanted, Hunny.

  36. Toby & Jenny

    This one is for papa and peper

  37. John Jurkewicz

    he is Great to listening to

  38. bohlly

    sounds like Charlie MCcoy on Harmonica

    Alvin Blaine

    Johnny Horton passed away 6 months before Charlie McCoy moved to Nashville and recorded his first demo.

  39. John Jurkewicz

    I love masterpiece like this so great

  40. John Jurkewicz

    I love it

  41. Powerlifterusa

    Bigfoot anyone?

    Dust My Broom

    Powerlifterusa no

  42. 18winsagin

    I remember this album from 48 or so years ago Dad played it over and over on Friday and Saturday night when he was drinking heavy I knew every song it seemed, was a bad time in my life but a good memory today in a way hmm.

  43. Timotheosis

    My pawpaw used to sing this to me when I was a kid, and was also able to play it on harmonica when the mood struck him. Forever a song that is close to my heart.

  44. Primrose Haran

    really love this song brilliant singer thanks for this

  45. Billy Holloway

    I just recently discovered this song and I dig the shit out of this song thanks for sharing

  46. Cole Fahey

    Thought this was a video about Brad Marchand when I saw "Ole Slew Foot", love Johnny Horton though.

  47. Jeff Wright

    My daddy sang this song all the time!

  48. Darren Wilson

    Just a bear or Bigfoot (sasquatch)?

    Bert Clayton

    Darren Wilson that's what I wanna know

    Olin Thorsson

    buzz Martin does a version of this song about bigfoot

  49. Allan Hunter

    good songs by Johnny Horton

  50. Kranken Signs Vehicle Wraps Charlotte NC

    Billy Champion used to sing this song at Forestry Camp some 45 years ago...still remember it !

  51. Dusty Brown

    my dad used to sing this to us boys all the time. love it

    Jim Gothard

    Dusty Brown mine did too.. I lernt a lot of songs just listening to my dad.

  52. Dogs R. Sweet

    High on the mountain, tell me what you see
    Bear tracks, bear tracks looking back at me
    Better get your rifle, boy, before it's too late
    'Cause a bear's got a little pig and headed thru the gate

    He's big around the middle and he's broad across the rump
    Running ninety miles an hour, taking thirty feet a jump
    Ain't never been caught, he ain't never been tree'd
    Some folks say he look a lot like me

    I saved up my mon' and I bought me some bees
    And they started making honey way up in the trees
    Cut down the tree, but my honey's all gone
    Ole Slew-Foot's done made himself at home

    He's big around the middle and he's broad across the rump
    Running ninety miles an hour, taking thirty feet a jump
    Ain't never been caught, he ain't never been tree'd
    Some folks say he look a lot like me

    Winter's coming on and it's twenty below
    And the river's froze over, so where can he go?
    We'll chase him up the gulley then we'll run him in the well
    And shoot him in the bottom just to listen to him yell

    He's big around the middle and he's broad across the rump
    Running ninety miles an hour, taking thirty feet a jump
    Ain't never been caught, he ain't never been tree'd
    Some folks say he look a lot like me

    Alfie Gillies

    Dogs R. Sweet ah thank you

    Chuck Norris

    Not all heroes were capes

    Jim McCarley

    I only knew the last four lines for many decades and sang it on my tractor, in the woods, in the shower, anywhere no one could hear me!

  53. Kevin Wingler

    great drinking tune

  54. David Fabian

    Can't stop repeating this song. I love it

    Minecraft Master FTW

    ha ha Gaza

  55. Steve Meehan

    lets keep songs like these around

    Mike A Townsend

    for sure there isnt many good ones today All the good voices have done died

    Tolkien Fan

    +Fyafighter i can play it on banjo but can't sing worth a rotten bee hive .

    Quintuplet Quilliams

    2019 and I still ride through town blasting this!

    Phil B

    Jimmy Riddle on harmoica?

    Jim McCarley

    I cannot sing but I have sung this song for many decades!

  56. Jonathon Larson

    "He ain't never been caught, he ain't never been tree'd, some folks say he looked a lot like me". love it Johnny!

  57. Donald Pasewark

    The Grateful Dead covered this tune: https://youtu.be/pW-kE62pyHE from a show in Santa Rosa, CA Jun 28, 1969

    Allan Hunter

    they most likely ruined it

  58. James Lambert

    this song reminds me of bear hunting with hounds

  59. Bert Nola

    porter Wagner also did a fine version of this song!

  60. Bert Nola

    porter Wagner also did a fine version of this song!

  61. Bert Nola

    porter Wagner also did a fine version of this song!

  62. Charlie Kucharski

    That's right Jack, it's the theme song for the Country Bear Jamboree down at Disney. Took me years to track this song down again after Disney World because I didn't know the title. Johnny does a great job on this song and check out the Buck Owens and the Buckaroos version. It's top notch too.

    Wooden Nickel

    Hold the dummy end of the tape while you on break, Charlie.

  63. Richard Genadek

    This song has such a hook. I find myself singing it in my head all day.

    Tommy Bice

    Richard Genadek giirl

  64. Seazer009

    Johnny was a great singer, his life ended much too soon on November 5, 1960. Killed by a drunk driver as Johnny was headed out to give another performance..RIP Johnny...

    wcwindom56

    and its said that he predicted his death

    Michael White

    Godspeed

    Awful Lawton

    @Ockie Ditchbank No Tommy Tomlinson (guitarist) and Tillman Franks (manager) survived.

  65. Susan Patton

    alway love johnny horton songs

  66. Chef Jack Geeks Out

    I can't hear this song without thinking about the Country Bears.

    Chef Jack Geeks Out

    I can see it for square dancing.

    True American

    Chef Jack Geeks Out oh god

  67. Christina Dempsey

    Daddy use to sing this to me with his deep booming voice, he's gone now but I can still hear him singing in that booming voice of his. I love this song

    Minecraft Master FTW

    my best song is sink the bismarck by johnny horton

    jennifur sun

    have some song that remind me of my late daddy too

    Danny Harbison

    Grew up singing all of Johnny Hortons songs with my dad picking on the guitar. Sink the Bismark is my all time favorite. We lost Dad last year, and listening to songs like these brings back bittersweet memories of him.

    Jim Gothard

    Christina Dempsey..my dad used to sing this song too.. I never heard it on the radio but I knew all the words to it listening to my dad.