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Lyrics by: Harlan Howard
# Debut Chart
60 Oct '60 Hot 100

Lyrics

He was born and raised around Jacksonville. A nice young man, not the kind to kill. But a jealous fight and a flashing blade sent him on the run to the Everglades. Runnin` like a dog through the Everglades. Now, the posse went in and they came back out. They said he`ll die and there ain`t no doubt. It`s an eye for an eye so the debt is paid. He won`t last long in the Everglades. A man can`t live in the Everglades.


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Chorus: Where a man can hide and never be found and have no fear of the bayin` hounds. But he better keep movin` and don`t stand still. If the `skeeters don`t get `em then the `gaters will. Runnin` like a dog through the Everglades. Bridge: Now, the years went by and his girl was wed. His fam`ly gave him up for dead. But now and then the natives would say they`d seen him runnin` through the Everglades. Now, he never heard the news on the radio. He was deep in the `glades so he`ll never know. His runnin` and hidin` didn`t make much sense for the jury had ruled it was self-defense. Running like a dog through the Everglades. Chorus: Where a man can hide and never be found and have no fear of the bayin` hounds. But he better keep movin` and don`t stand still. If the `skeeters don`t get `em then the `gaters will. Skippin` like a frog through the slimy bog. Runnin` through the trees from the Everlys.

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