Watermelon Crawl

Tracy Byrd

I was drivin’ through Georgia in late July
On a day hot enough to make the devil sigh
I saw a homemade sign writtin’ in red
Rhine County Watermelon Festival ahead

Well I wasn’t in a hurry so I slowed down
Took a two lane road to a one horse town
There was a party goin’ on when I got there
I heard a welcome speech from a small town mayor

He said, "We got a hundred gallons of sweet red wine
Made from the biggest watermelons on the vine
Help yourself to some but obey the law
If you drink don't drive do the watermelon crawl"

Well when the band started playin the watermelon queen said
“Let me show you somethin’ that you ain’t never seen”
She grabbed me by the arm said “Come on lets go”
She dipped down, spun around, and do-si-doed

She rocked back on her heels and dropped down to her knees
Crawled across the floor then she jumped back on her feet
She wiggled and she jiggled beat all you ever saw
Said this is how you do the watermelon crawl

Repeat Chorus    (She said…)


If you’re ever down in Georgia ‘round about July
If you ain’t in a hurry then you oughta stop by
I can guarantee that you’re goin have a ball
Learnin’ how to do the watermelon crawl

Repeat Chorus

Yeah, do the watermelon crawl
Have fun you all
And, do the watermelon crawl…