Jon Reep - Jimmy's on Crack Corn

  • Season 10 , Ep 11
  • 03/23/2006
  • Views: 33,074

Jon breaks down the real meanings of folk songs and nursery rhymes. (2:22)

YOU GOTTA LEARN TO BE CREATIVE, MAN.

AND ALL THE FOLK SONGS THIS COUNTRY KNOWS ARE FROM SMALL TOWNS.

WHICH WHY THEY DON'T MAKE A WHOLE LOT OF SENSE THESE DAYS.

YOU KNOW, "JIMMY CRACK CORN AND I DON'T CARE."

AH, ME EITHER?

I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT CRACK CORN IS.

WHAT IS THAT? YOU KNOW WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE?

IT SOUNDS LIKESOME KIND OF INNER CITYHILLBILLY DRUG PROBLEM.

YOU KNOW, "DID YOU HEARWHAT HAPPENED TO JIMMY?"

"WHAT?" "HE STUCK ON THAT CRACK CORN.

BUT I DON'T CARE. BUT BLESS HIS HEART."

OR "I'M GOING TO LOUISIANA TO SEE MY SUZIEANNA

SINGING POLLY WALLY DODDLE ALL DAY."

ALL DAY, POLLY WALLY DOODLE.

IT'D GONNA BE A GREAT DAY. SINGING WHAT?

NOT IN MY TRUCK.I GOT AN I-POD.

I LIKE THIS ONE, TOO

"SHE'LL BE COMING ROUND THE MOUNTAIN WHEN SHE COMES."

WHAT'S THAT SONG ABOUT? I DON'T KNOW EITHER, MAN.

BUT SHE'LL BE RIDING SIX WHITE HORSES.

THAT'S SICK. THAT IS DISGUSTING.

I THINK I'VE SEEN THAT VIDEO. NOT SO BAD.

EVEN THE NURSERY RHYMES,IF YOU GUYS REMEMBER THE LYRICS

TO SOME OF THESE. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO SAY EITHER.

IT'S LIKE, "ROCKABYE BABY IN THE TREETOPS."

YOU'RE LIKE, "WELL, THERE'S A BABY IN THE TREETOPS?

IS IT A MONKEY BABY?"

"NO. NO. YOU JUST BE QUITE AND LISTEN, SON.

"OKAY, NOW WHEN THE WIND BLOWS THE CRADLE WILL ROCK.

"AND WHEN THE BOW BREAKS, THE CRADLE WILL FALL.

"AND DOWN WILL COME BABY,CRADLE AND ALL.

-GOOD NIGHT, SON." -[LAUGHTER]

"DADDY, CAN YOU LEAVE THE LIGHT ON?

MOMMA, DADDY'S ON THE CRACK CORN."

[LAUGHTER]

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