Cut Across Shorty
Eddie Cochran Lyrics


Now a country boy called Shorty
And a city boy named Dan
Had to prove who could run the fastest
To win miss Lucy's hand
Now Dan had all the money
And he also had the looks
But Shorty must have had something, boys
That can't be found in books

Well, a-cut across shorty, shorty cut across
That's what miss Lucy said
Cut across shorty, shorty cut across
It's you I want to wed

Now Dan had been in training
A week before the race
He made up his mind old Shorty
Would end in second place
And Dan with his long legs a-flyin'
Left shorty far behind
And shorty heard him holler out
Miss Lucy, you'll soon be mine

Well, a-cut across shorty, shorty cut across
That's what miss Lucy said
Cut across shorty, shorty cut across
It's you I want to wed

But shorty wasn't worried
There was a smile upon his face
He knew that he was a-goin' to win
'Cause Lucy had fixed the race
And just like that old story
About the turtle and the hare
When Dan crossed over the finish line
He found shorty waiting there

Well, a-cut across shorty, shorty cut across
That's what miss Lucy said
Cut across shorty, shorty cut across
It's you I want to wed
It's you I want to wed
It's you I want to wed
It's you I want to wed

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: MARIJOHN WILKIN, WAYNE P. WALKER

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MichaelDaily1

From the summer of 1960. I first found this gem as the flip side of "Three Steps To Heaven". Oh nirvana...I loved Eddie Cochran from the time I first heard "Summertime Blues" in 1958. My appreciation for him and his music has only grown over these many years. Eddie holds a special place in the history of rock, his sound and his energy has never been replaced, copied, yes, but replaced never....if you like this song find one of Eddy's Greatest Hits albums and enjoy. MK 2019

MrPopeye776

Eddie was is and forever will be my top fave.

DEFCON 4

This is correct speed, but it's not the released version. Eddie was still refining it. He fixed the weak ending and did a better, more aggressive vocal. I wish he had kept that driving bass in the released version, tho'.

Daryl Grimes

My dad taught me well, I envy all the people who grew up with this sort of music.

Loc Dog

i love this song

DEFCON 4

This early alternate take of "Cut Across Shorty" had the interesting Eddie Cochran signature of the driving bass line you find in "Summertime Blues", "Let's Get Together", and "Somethin' Else". If it's in the final release of "Cut Across Shorty", it's hard to hear. If it was left out, it should have been left in; it's more fitting of his aggressive, driving style. The released take did brush up on the ending, and provided a more sure masculine vocal, however. His voice sounds as if it's sore from overuse here.

DEFCON 4

@Rogelio calderon mares Yes, here's the released MONO version. You can hardly hear the driving bass line. They put the voice more forward and the backing is muted. It should have been STEREO like the above cut so that you could hear both well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhSgqiQZ2Mo

Rogelio calderon mares

Interesting take but, as you say, it is an alternate take, I was fortunate to have the reissue of the LP album "10th anniversary" of the mid 70's by UNITED ARTISTS Records (mono) where is the originally released version that is the about 1:50 minutes. The lp was imported from the USA by a legendary records store "El Gran Disco" and I was fortunate to buy it.

Martin Hervé

Je le timbre de sa voix parfait qui colle bien avec le rythme ! Merci à tous !

sivvybee

This guy Rocked so Hard!

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