everything’s okay lyrics – hank williams jr.

recorded by hank williams, sr.

i [g] went to the country – just [c] the other day
to see [d7] my uncle bill and sorta [g] p*ss the time away
i asked him how he’d been – since [c] last, i’d p*ssed his way
he rubbed his [d7] chin – here’s what he had [g] to say.

“my wife’s been sick – the [c] young’ns, too
and i’m [d7] durn near – down [g] with the flu
the cow’s gone dry – and them [c] hens won’t lay
but – [d7] we’re still a-livin’ – so ever’-[g] thing’s okay.

the hogs took the cholera and they’ve all done died
the bees got mad – and they left the hive
the weevils got the corn and the rain rotted the hay
but – we’re still a-livin’ – so ever’thing’s okay.

the porch rotted down – that’s more expense
the durned old mule – he tore down the fence
the mortgage is due and – i can’t pay
but – we’re still a-livin’ – so ever’thing’s okay.

the cow broke in the field and eat up the beans
the durn rabbits – they got the turnip greens
and my ma-in-law just moved in to stay
but – we’re still a-livin’ – so ever’thing’s okay.

my land’s so poor – so hard and “yeller”
you have to set on a sack of fetilizer to raise an “umbreller”
and it rains out here – nearly ever’ day
but – we’re still a-livin’ – so ever’thing’s okay.

the well’s gone dry and i have to tote the water
up from the spring – about a mile and a quarter
my helper, he quit – for the lack of pay
but – we’re still a-livin’ – so ever’thing’s okay.

the house it leaks – it needs a new top
when it rains – it wets ever’thing we got
the chimney fell down – just yesterday
but – we’re still a-livin’ – so ever’thing’s okay.

the corn meals gone and the meat’s run out
got nothin’ to kill to put in the smokehouse
the preacher’s comin’ sunday – to spend the day
but – we’re still a-livin’ – so ever’thing’s okay.

the canned stuff’s spoiled – else the jar’s got broke
and all we got left is one old billy goat
we’re gonna have a new baby about the first of may
but – we’re still a-livin’ – so ever’thing’s okay.

my crop it rotted – in the ground
i asked for another loan but the banker turned me down
but – we’re still a-livin’ and we’re prayin’ for better days
so – after all, ever’thing’s in purty good shape.”

/ hank williams jr lyrics