Pickin' Blackberries with Chiggers

Pickin' Blackberries with Chiggers

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And older one that I thought of since the blackberries are getting ripe here.

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Pickin’ Blackberries with Chiggers
© 2018 Cindy Prince

I was lookin’ forward to pickin’ berries with Pop
Once I started pickin’ I didn’t want to stop
That is until the chiggers started diggin’ in
Then I never wanted to pick those berries again

Don’t get me wrong, I really love those berries
But those critters can be quite contrary
Every time I decided to plop a berry in my mouth
I’d start to itch and scratch somewheres down south

Chorus
Yeah, I keep on itchin’, keep on bitchin’
Scratching like there’s no end in sight
I don’t want to live, so somethin’ s gotta give
Cause I can’t take one more bite

I can put up with the thorns pricklin’ my thumb
I know when pickin’ berries, this is how they come
I can put up with the juice bound to make a stain
But those chiggers, they is drivin’ me insane!

I love to eat them fresh, right off the vine
I love to make some jam and some good ol’ homemade wine
But as long as I am alive, as long as I keep kickin’
I’m gonna let somebody else do all the pickin’

Repeat chorus



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Comments

MarkG's picture

And after you're done picking berries, you can go ahead and keep on picking chiggers. Made me laugh.

cleanshoes's picture

Oh, haha! Chiggers are the worst! I might like to set this fun little song to music, but I've got a couple other collabs in the pipeline so it may have to wait a bit. Let me know what you think!