Moose in Jackson Hole

Three Awesome Songs About Jackson

I’ve been on the hunt for the very best songs about Jackson, Wyoming. I found three that I think are pretty sweet. If you love Jackson, you’re going to love these songs.

Song #1 “Jackson”

This song was written by Billy Edd Wheeler and Jerry Leiber in 1963. I’m cheating a little by choosing this song because according to Billy, he didn’t have a particular Jackson in mind when he wrote the song. But we all know that Jackson Hole is the BEST Jackson there is, so let’s just say that we’re going to interpret the song as being about our favorite Jackson :). I love this version sung by Johnny Cash and June Carter. It really doesn’t get better than that!

Here’s the song:

Lyrics

We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout,
We’ve been talkin’ ’bout Jackson, ever since the fire went out.
I’m goin’ to Jackson, I’m gonna mess around,
Yeah, I’m goin’ to Jackson,
Look out Jackson town.

Well, go on down to Jackson; go ahead and wreck your health.
Go play your hand you big-talkin’ man, make a big fool of yourself,
You’re goin’ to Jackson; go comb your hair!
Honey, I’m gonna snowball Jackson.
See if I care.

When I breeze into that city, people gonna stoop and bow. (Hah!)
All them women gonna make me, teach ’em what they don’t know how,
I’m goin’ to Jackson, you turn-a loose-a my coat.
‘Cos I’m goin’ to Jackson.
“Goodbye,” that’s all she wrote.

But they’ll laugh at you in Jackson, and I’ll be dancin’ on a Pony Keg.
They’ll lead you ’round town like a scalded hound,
With your tail tucked between your legs,
You’re goin’ to Jackson, you big-talkin’ man.
And I’ll be waitin’ in Jackson, behind my Jaypan Fan,

Well now, we got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper Sprout,
We’ve been talkin’ ’bout Jackson, ever since the fire went out.
I’m goin’ to Jackson, and that’s a fact.
Yeah, we’re goin’ to Jackson, ain’t never comin’ back.

Well, we got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout’
And we’ve been talkin’ ’bout Jackson, ever since the fire went…

 

Song #2 “Jackson Hole”

This song was written by C.W. McCall. His real name is actually William Fries Jr., and from what I researched, it looks like his C.W. McCall is person he made up and wrote songs about and it ended up becoming his stage name. He is 89 years old and he’s still alive! My favorite part about this song is the banjo!

Here’s the song:

Lyrics

Well, packin’ on back to Jackson
Eighteen-thirty-an’-six
Fifteen wagons an’ forty-five orn’ry mules
Packin’ on back to Jackson
Workin’ the beaver trail
Ten more moons an’ we gonna rendevous

[Chorus:]
Jackson Hole, Wyomin’
Fifteen wagons an’ forty-five orn’ry mules
Jackson Hole, Wyomin’
Ten more moons an’ we gonna rendevous

Yeah, packin’ on back to Jackson
Nineteen-thirty-an’-six
Four flat tires an’ a worn-out Chevy coupe
Packin’ on back to Jackson
Workin’ the Teton trail
Ten more moons an’ we gonna rendevous

Packin’ on back to Jackson
Nineteen-seventy-six
Goose down socks an’ forty-dollar walkin’ shoes
Packin’ on back to Jackson
A-workin’ the backpack trail
Ten more moons an’ we gonna rendezvous

 

Song #3 “Jackson Hole”

This song was written in 2010 by James Wesley Prosser, who is a country singer/songwriter from Kansas.

Here’s the song:

 

Chorus

It was plain to see she didn’t know how to ski
She said “We don’t get much show in Tampa Bay”
She said, “I got confused, ended up on the blues
I was hopin’ someone like you would come my way
I said, “Let’s sit here and enjoy the view
Let you catch your breath for a minute or two”

The air is thin in Jackson Hole
When the sun goes down, it’s bitter cold
Unless you can charm somebody into keepin’ you warm
Find a hole in the wall with a cover band
Baileys and beer, yeah you laugh and dance
And you sing along to every song
And fall like the snow in Jackson Hole

Spent a couple of nights drownin’ in her eyes
Gettin’ lost between those tan lines from the coast
All the words we said, all the promises
I was sure she’d never let me go
But your heart can play tricks on your mind
When you’re makin’ love at the timber line

Chorus

She had to leave on Sunday, she almost missed her airplane
We kissed goodbye, I said I’ll call you first thing in the mornin’
When I woke up on Monday, I dialed the number she gave
That old man answered, said “Son, no one lives here by that name”

Chorus

 

 

If you want to find more awesome songs about any place that you are going to travel to, check out DestinationSoundtrack.com, they have tons of songs to choose from about any destination you may be going to. I think that’s pretty awesome!

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