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

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'.

Claude Garcia

Eddie est immortel

Celte Hellénique (Chouan77)

Prefer this version than the original take.

sivvybee

This guy Rocked so Hard!

dash riprock

Bad boy of rock before Mr. Jagger.

Fernando Maron

He lived and died for Rock n Roll, died at the road after a gig, at 21, and still left a legendary body of work. What's more rock n roll than that?

Monte Lee My P.O.V

Hell yea he did!

David Francois

Eddie mon idole parti trop tôt, King of rockabilly, on ne t'oubliera jamais, Toujours dans nos ❤

Vintage brew

Eddie did some great tracks with the Crickets. They worked well together.....

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