Picking Blackberries with Chiggers

Picking Blackberries with Chiggers

Krayzie003's picture




Liner Notes: 

When I read these fun lyrics by Cindy I knew I had to do something with them. I figured an old school country talkin' tune would fit well. I used Band in a Box to make the instrumental. Enjoy some blackberries hopefully without the chiggers.


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

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

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


metalfoot's picture

Berries = good
Chiggers = bad
Song = good
Collab = great


Valerie Cox's picture

Oh man. I remember the one and only time i got the chiggers. Those little suckers make you miserable. This song made me remember that so well, but also made me want jam. Smile I like the country sound. Goes perfect with the lyrics.

cindyrella's picture

I am going to try again to comment (said error). Its Perfect! Made me smile and itch a little! Thanks!

The perfect delivery for these nice lyrics. Had to translate chiggers. Great collab

Chip Withrow's picture

I do indeed like the talkin' country treatment and then the smooth, soulful singing of the chorus. Great musical treatment, excellent and hilarious and vivid lyrics. Wonderful collab, fun listen.