I was in the mood to write an up tempo bluegrass song, and it just wasn't happening, so I switched gears and came up with the beginning lick and it seemed to fit the mood of the lyric a little better.
I was a walking through the woods one day, looking for to ease my blues away. Here comes a rabbit running fast as he can right on his tail was a farmer man, farmer man, farmer man right on his tail was a farmer man.
Old man Henry was a good old soul chased that rabbit to the fishing hole, dog was a barking and running wild rabbit was a laughing all the while, all the while that rabbit, that rabbit was a laughing all the while.
old man Henry gonna get a prize, take it to his lovely bride, put some supper on the table too, that's just what he's a gonna do, gonna do, gonna do, yeah that's just what he's a gonna do.
Well he took a shot and he let it go, his aim was off and don't you know, rabbit dodged the bullet away he run, Henry was a cussing at his gun, at his gun, at his gun, old Henry was cussing at his gun.
That rabbit is safe for the umpteenth time Old Henry stopped to drink some shine. Don't mind if I do I say, gonna catch that rabbit on another day, another day another day, I'm gonna catch that rabbit on another day.
And when i do I'll take that fur and sew it in a shirt for her, she'll love me till the day I die, what a lucky soul am I, soul am I, soul am I Oh what a lucky soul am I.