David Allan Coe

David Allan Coe - Dakota The Dancin Bear (part 2) guitar chord

David Allan Coe - Dakota the Dancin Bear (Part 2)

Capo 2

G C G

Betty drove the semi, she pulled up to the pump

G A D

I thought I wanted a Coca-Cola and I started out on the jump.

G C G

She said, "Hold it Dave, come quick, there's something you got to see

G C D G

That man has got a dancin’ bear tied up to that old tree."

Chorus:

G C G C G

I said, "Dance, dance, Dakota dance all around the country store."

G A D

Me and sweet Betty ain't never seen, a bear that could dance before

G

Well, its one step, two steps, three steps four

C G

A bottle of soda and he'll dance some more

G D C G

Dance, dance, Dakota dance all around the country store.

G

Well, these hippies walked up to the cage

C G

Givin' pills to that ole bear

G

I don't know what it was they was giving to him

A D

It had him pullin’ out his hair

G

I tried to keep time with the music,

C G

Lord with the beat on my tambourine

G C D G

Gave him some wine from a mason jar and we all began to sing

Chorus:

G C G D (X8)

Well, I went out to Los Angeles, California and I saw a semi truck along the side of the road.

It said 'Dakota the dancin’ bear on the side of it. Now they charged you 50

cents to watch this bear dance around a truck. So I turned to Arlow and I said,

"Arlow, we ought to get down off these motorcycles and walk over there and see

if that's the same bear that Betty told us about when she was driving the semi truck for us back in

Nashville, Tennessee." so we got down off our motorcycles and we walked over there eaten' our pickles.

Now there was four or five hundred thousand of these hippies

freaks standin' around waitin' on a

rock festival. It appeared that David Allan Coe, Kris Kristofferson and The

Grand Funk Railroad was playin' in

town that day and their airplane had got hijacked somewhere over Chicago,

Illinois. So it turned out that the

people with short hair started throwing' rocks at the people that had long hair.

And the people with long hair started throwin’ the rocks back. We come

to find out in California when they had a rock

festival, you were supposed to carry your own rocks. Well I walked over to the

bear’s cage and he said,

(Stop)

“I know you you’re David Allan Coe and Arlow Guthroey that sings country and

western music on juke box, radio, and television. And y’all gave me some acid

when I was in Nashville and started me dancin around this truck.” And I

said, “that’s right son that’s why I’m here because you signed a contract with

me, and you owe me 20% of all the money you’ve been makin' since you been out

here on the road.” He said, “man I ain’t got no money” I said, “what you do

with it?” He pointed to the next cage and there was a female bear over there

shootin' up heroin and before I could say anything I turned around and I saw a

Greyhound bus painted black and white and it said “The David Allan Coe Show -

The Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy and The Tennessee Hat Band” on the side of

it. And there was a woman drivin' the bus. And sure enough there was old push

up Betty and she didn’t have no bra on. And she said to me…

G C G

She said, "Hold it Dave, come quick, there's something you got to see

G C D G

That man has got a dancin’ bear tied up to that old tree."

Chorus:

G D G

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