Lucus Was A Redneck
Mac Davis Lyrics


Lucas was a redneck through and through
Drinkin' and fightin' was all the boy knew
Born with a corncob in his mouth
In Tupelo Mississippi way down south

His daddy died drunk with a belly fulla rum
His mama died waitin' for a miracle to come
People said
The boy's born to be a bum
Hangin' around with the rest of the riff-raff
Down at the pool hall on Main Street
Wearin' a red bandana and a sweaty ol' straw hat
Union-All coveralls, dirty bare feet

One half stupid and the other half dumb
Born to live and die in a sharecropper's slum
People said
The boy's born to be a bum

Who's gonna cry when ya die, Lucas
Who's gonna miss ya when you're gone
Will it be the black man you call the nigger
The hippie that'cha beat up just 'cause you was bigger
Will the riff-raff laugh at the epitaph on your tombstone
Betcha says "Here lies Lucas, born to be a bum...
...Died like his daddy with a belly fulla rum"

Now who's gonna cry when ya die, Lucas
Who's gonna miss ya when you're gone
Will it be the black man you call the nigger
The hippie that'cha beat up just 'cause you was bigger
Will the riff-raff laugh at the epitaph on your tombstone
I'll Betcha says "Here lies Lucas, born to be a bum...
...Died like his daddy with a belly fulla rum"

UHHHHHHHH!

Goodbye, Lucas...

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Comments from YouTube:

Diana Blevins

miss this music

SVNNX

Love this song hecc

Cough Hiccup

so why is the name Lucas on some songs.....and Rufus on others? it is the same song !

KD Wells

No soft a at the end, he went full tilt in the lyrics. This would never be played unedited on the radio today. Mac Davis was awesome, musician, actor (QB in North Dallas Forty) had a TV show regularly just like Sonny & Cher or Donnie and Marie or Tony Orlando and Dawn

Richard Branton

So what?there are thousands upon thousands of things that where once said ,did and used that aren't anymore

Cameron McCreary

At 1:32 and 2:06 he uses the "n" word. This is 2021 I wonder if that would go over well today. I don't remember this song at all from Mac Davis.

Noremac

He's calling the guy out for saying it, there's a difference

Richard Branton

You dying too use it?are singing along too it?put it in context bubba

Matthew Taylor

I guess you weren’t much of a fan then, bub. 🤷‍♂️

Philo Brandon

ATL 💯COUNTRY FUNK