From the recording BLIND TO REASON (RCA Records, 1988)
AMOS McWALKER'S LAMENT
written & recited by Grayson Hugh
My name is Amos McWalker and I live here in the bayou where it's extremely damp. The earth here is divided into two separate layers - the first one being plaid, and the second one being much further down. Now I've hunted and fished these parts since I was a small boy, and I must know every critter by their first, or sometimes their second, name. Occasionally I will find a fish right here in my own house. Now I don't like to hurt none of the animals, unless they turn around quick and look at me funny. And then I make a fast motion with my hands - to confuse 'em - and sing a song that goes somethin' like this: Hiya Hiiiii....