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Uncle Harvey's Plane
By Roger Miller, Sung by Dave Stamey,
Album: Buckaroo Man
Artist biography

Well me 'n' Oliver 'n' Virgil's in the feedstore killing time
When my eyes fell upon this magazine
I got to reading this here article about sky-diving and parachuts
And it said jumping out of air-planes was the thing

Being raised down on a ranch n always ready for a little adventure
I knew that I could figure out a way
Well Delmer Gill's got a parachute and Uncle Harvey's got an air-plane
So I said Call the boys together, today's the day

I found out too late what Uncle Harvey called an air-plane
Wudn't nothing but an engine and a wing
And I could feel my fear a-rising as Delmer packed the parachute
'Cos he kept telling me I was doing the right thing

John McLoughlin shook my hand as JD strapped me in the harness
And Tildon brought a jug and passed it around
I took one look at that air-plane and at that parachute and that whisky
And I tipped that bottle up and drank it down

Well I was drunk as Cooter Jones when they poured me in the plane
And the engine coughed and headed for the clouds
But I was sober as a judge by the time they opened up that door
I've never known my heart to beat so loud

I said, Tildon, I can't do it as he kicked me out the door
And I wrapped my hands around the landing gear
And I was holding on real good 'til that sucker stepped down on my fingers
TJ said he heard me yell from way down there

I thanked God and Del Gill when my parachute finally opened
I said Well, heck there ain't no use in being afraid
And I went crashing through the hen house, scattering chickens and breaking eggs
And I kissed the ground and fainted dead away

Now friends I've done some fighting, and I've been shot at once or twice
And I've dang near got run over by a train
But I don't ever once remember being any more afraid
Than the day I jumped from Uncle Harvey's plane

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