Now, somewhere in the black mountain hills of Dakota, there lived a young boy named Rocky Raccoon. And one day his woman ran off with another guy, hit young Rocky in the eye. Rocky didn’t like that. He said, ‘I’m gonna get that boy.’ So one day he walked into town, booked himself a room in the local saloon. Rocky Raccoon checked into his room, only to find Gideon’s Bible. Rocky had come equipped with a gun to shoot off the legs of his rival. His rival it seems had broken his dreams by stealing the girl of his fancy. Her name was Magil and she called herself Lil, but everyone knew her as Nancy. Now, she and her man who called himself Dan were in the next room at the hoe down. Rocky burst in and grinning a grin. He said, ‘Danny boy, this is a showdown.’ But Daniel was hot, he drew first and shot and Rocky collapsed in the corner…Now, the doctor came in stinking of gin and proceeded to lie on the table. He said, ‘Rocky you met your match.’ And Rocky said, ‘doc, it’s only a scratch and I’ll be better I’ll be better doc as soon as I am able.’ And now Rocky Raccoon he fell back in his room, only to find Gideon’s Bible. Gideon checked out and he left it no doubt to help with good Rocky’s revival.

The Beatles, “Rocky Raccoon”


About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.