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Five Pounds of Possum

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Five Pounds of Possum

Writer:  Timothy W. White / BMI Publisher:  Mack Haun Music / BMI 

My children are hungry, my dog needs a bone.
I'm out of a job now, so I'm just drivin' home.
An hour after sundown, when what to my delight,
There's five pounds of possum in my headlights tonight.

cho: There's five pounds of possum in my headlights tonight.
     If I can just run him over, every thing will be all right.
     We'll have some possum gravy, oh what a beautiful sight;
     There's five pounds of possum in my headlights tonight.

Won't have to clean no chicken, won't have to open no cans.
Just a little bit closer, and I'll have him in my hands.
I think the time has come now, to go from "dim" to "bright."
There's five pounds of possum in my headlights tonight.