Guaranteed to get your feet a tappin’! When I was a younger guy – my dad was stationed in Petersburg, VA, and every July – we’d have “The Great James River Raft Race”.
The local radio station had a commercial which was done by the same musicians, and in the same style as this video – which was a comparable event in Florida.
I was sittin’ round the house, and a roastin’ in the summer,
And a’twiddlin’ my thumbs & thinkin “What a bummer!”
Then I heard a fella talkin’ on the kitchen radio,
He said “Get yourself a raft; that’s the only way to go!”
It’s a Tampa Bay Raft Race a’ comin’ real soon,
And as sure as I’m sittin’ here pickin this tune,
He said “You can help yourself & have a good time too!”
And the way he talked – it sounded like a proper thing to do.
He said “Set your feet a walkin’ with your vim & your vigor,”
And somethin’ that he said gave a tug to my trigger,
So i fired up my Chevy, and I took a little journey,
Got a barrell and a log & my poor dog Betty….!