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Music

Slingshot

02:26
Kirby Heard
2019
Kirby Heard

Story

Two boys, growing up during the Great Depression, helping to feed the family by hunting squirrels & rabbits with their slingshots.

Musicians:
Kirby Heard: Vocals, Guitar
Ted Ehrhard: Fiddle
Joe Newberry: Banjo
FJ Ventre: Upright Bass
Laurelyn Dossett: Vocals

Lyrics

©J Kirby Heard (BMI)

chorus:
Albea get your slingshot & sit here quietly
We’re gonna get a rabbit 
For supper, you and me

Pop expected all of us 
To help to run the home
We took to squirrel huntin’, 
A skill that we could hone

“Go find us a rock or two,” 
My brother always said
He helped me make my slingshot 
So we could all be fed

chorus

Woodrow showed me one day 
Just how to sit and wait
A rabbit or a squirrel 
Soon would meet its fate

I’m not doin’ “nothin’” 
A-leanin’ on this tree
I’m huntin’ food for supper, 
My big brother & me

chorus

Pinch that rock real tight 
And stretch the rubber band
You gotta be real patient 
And hold a steady hand

Wait real nice and quiet
Like a statue stone
Pop’ll be so proud of us 
When we bring supper home

chorus