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Butcher Pete
Roy Brown Lyrics


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Hey everybody, did the news get around
About a guy named Butcher Pete
Oh, Pete just flew into this town
And he's choppin' up all the women's meat

He's hackin' and wackin' and smackin'
He's hackin' and wackin' and smackin'
He's hackin' and wackin' and smackin'
He just hacks, wacks, choppin' that meat

Butcher Pete's got a long sharp knife
He starts choppin' and don't know when to stop
All you fellows gotta watch your wifes
'Cause Pete don't care who's meat he chops

Ever since Peter flew into town
He's been havin' a ball
Just cuttin' and choppin' for miles around
Single women, married women, old maids and all

Wakes up in the morning, half past five
Chops from sunrise to sunset
I don't see how he stays alive
Meat's gonna be the death of ole Pete, yeah

The police put Pete in jail
Yes, he finally met his faith
But when they came to pay his bail
They found him choppin' up his cell mate

That Butcher Pete is a crazy man
Tries to chop down the wind and the rain
Just hacks on anything he can get
Say, turn this record over, you ain't heard nothing yet

Overall Meaning

The song "Butcher Pete" by Roy Brown tells a story about a man named Pete who has flown into town and is chopping up all of the women's meat. The lyrics describe how he hacks, wacks, and smacks, relentless in his pursuit to chop the meat. Brown sings about how Pete’s knife is long and sharp and how he doesn't know when to stop. Women are warned to watch out for their husbands, as Pete doesn't care about whose meat he chops. Pete enjoys what he is doing, and everyone around is aware of it. He is waking up early in the morning, chopping from sunrise to sunset, women of every kind unable to escape his deadly power. In the end, the police finally catch up with him and put him in jail, but Pete's insatiable urge to chop never fades, as he was found still chopping up his cellmate.


The song has been interpreted in various ways, often with a sexual connotation, as the lyrics describe the act of cutting meat. The lyrics also contain allusions to violence and murder, which can be disturbing for some listeners. However, the song was a hit when it was released and has remained popular over the years.


Line by Line Meaning

Hey everybody, did the news get around
Have you heard the news about Butcher Pete?


About a guy named Butcher Pete
There's a man they call Butcher Pete


Oh, Pete just flew into this town
He recently arrived in this town


And he's choppin' up all the women's meat
He's attacking and mutilating women


He's hackin' and wackin' and smackin'
He's causing bodily harm with sharp objects


He just hacks, wacks, choppin' that meat
He's completely absorbed in his violent behavior


Butcher Pete's got a long sharp knife
He's armed with a dangerous tool


He starts choppin' and don't know when to stop
He's unable to control his destructive impulses


All you fellows gotta watch your wifes
Men should be concerned for the safety of their female partners


'Cause Pete don't care who's meat he chops
He's indiscriminate in the choice of his victims


Ever since Peter flew into town
Since he arrived in town


He's been havin' a ball
He's been enjoying himself immensely


Just cuttin' and choppin' for miles around
He's been causing mayhem throughout the area


Single women, married women, old maids and all
Women of all marital statuses and ages are at risk


Wakes up in the morning, half past five
He begins his violent activities early in the day


Chops from sunrise to sunset
He spends his entire day engaging in mutilation and violence


I don't see how he stays alive
It's surprising that he hasn't been stopped or killed


Meat's gonna be the death of ole Pete, yeah
His violent behavior will be his downfall


The police put Pete in jail
He was finally arrested by law enforcement


Yes, he finally met his faith
He's getting what he deserves


But when they came to pay his bail
When someone tried to pay for his release


They found him choppin' up his cell mate
They discovered him engaging in violence against someone else


That Butcher Pete is a crazy man
He's a mentally unstable individual


Tries to chop down the wind and the rain
He engages in violence against anything and everything


Just hacks on anything he can get
He's completely consumed by his violent urges


Say, turn this record over, you ain't heard nothing yet
There's more to his story and actions that is yet to be revealed




Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing
Written by: HENRY GLOVER, ROY BROWN

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All comments from YouTube:

@RainbowSparklz

Guys I don’t think this Pete guy is actually a butcher

@jobane9726

yeah, i don't think so either.

@sansskie1151

Im scared

@brucewayne5642

I'm scared he might chop my meat..

@tomasmy8193

He Is a fuckboy

@VSSPTS

Hes not 0:08

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@sizzlyboi4681

"Turn this record over, you ain't heard nothin' yet"
Holy shit, the times

@lexfedor2967

For real Though

@treyton1372

I love vinyls. Look at the comeback they’ve made in recent years. They sound so much better than any but the best speakers

@k-leb4671

Vinyl is overrated.

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