Now my daddy was hard shelled Alabama preacher My momma was a dedicated Sunday school teacher My brother went to college and got a PHD Daddy said the only dud in the family was me
He said â??Boy you ain't never going to amount to a thing You set around with that silly looking guitar and sing You hang around them juke joints all the time Making music like some wild man done lost his mind
Sock it to me Well what's that supposed to mean Boy you just a wild manâ??
Well then one day daddy told me â??Boy I've had enough Now you just pack up that guitar you just pack up your stuffâ?? So I left home and organized myself a band Called myself the Alabama wild man
Well I worked all them joints from the east to the west Never making no money and a-starving to death A-living on coffee and cold sardines Soda crackers and pork n beans
But I finally went to Music City USA Said I'm the Alabama wild man and I'm here to stay Took my guitar and showed â??em what I'm talking about So we made a little record and we put it out
With me going Sock it to me honey Ha ha hook it boy Play that guitar
Well now I'm driving the Cadillacs a city block long The Alabama wild man could do no wrong â??Cause I'm selling them records And I'm working them shows And people love me everywhere I go
But a funny thing happened about a week or so back I was a showing my home town and the place was packed Guess who was sitting on the front row seat Was my daddy grinning up at me batting at me
Yelling â??Sock it your daddy wild man Hook it boy, hook it Play that guitar show â??em son
Yeah that's my boy alright Taught him everything he knows Bought him his first guitar Ah sock it to your daddy son Go ahead put it to me put it to me Keep them checks coming in boy We going to pave the drive next weekâ??