Jacky Don Tucker
Toby Keith/Chuck Cannon)



Jacky Don Tucker was my daddy's little brother

And at seventeen he jumped the fence

He joined a rock 'n' roll band, got a tattoo on his hand

Granny said he never had a lick of sense

'Cause by the time he turned seven he was a stealin' watermelons

Playin' house with the girl next door

Drinkin' muscadine wine by the time he was nine

Sneakin' out and smokin' cigarettes under the porch



He was a melon stealin'

Cop-a-feelin'

Daredevil fool

A do-it-anywayin'

Playin' hooky from school

A water tower poet class of '73

He'd say by God you better know it if you're runnin' with me

'Cause I'm skinny dippin' finger flippin' son of a gun

Play by the rules

You're gonna miss all the fun



He was always drag racin' and he kept the sheriff chasin'

But they never caught ole Jacky Don

'Cause he was nobody's fool, the definition of cool

He even cut a donut on the courthouse lawn

He created quite a scandal that the locals couldn't handle

When he took up with the preacher's baby girl

They bought a new double wide and on their wedding night

Aunt Jenny went to rockin'

Uncle Jacky Don's world



He was a melon stealin'

Cop-a-feelin'

Daredevil fool

A do-it-anywayin'

Playin' hooky from school

A water tower poet class of '73

He'd say by God you better know it if you're runnin' with me

'Cause I'm skinny dippin' finger flippin' son of a gun

Play by the rules

You're gonna miss all the fun



He was a melon stealin'

Cop-a-feelin'

Daredevil fool

A do-it-anywayin'

Playin' hooky from school

A water tower poet class of '73

He'd say by God you better know it if you're runnin' with me

'Cause I'm skinny dippin' finger flippin' son of a gun

Play by the rules

You're gonna miss all the fun



Play by the rules

You're gonna miss all the fun