Over there in Gleason Tennessee, where I was born and raised
I used to take a moonlight stroll in the pasture where the milk cows graze
One night there she was, sitting up on the fence
I grinned at her, she grinned back, I could tell she had some sense
Said,"I'm real pleased to meet ya, Mam. You look like a diamond in the rough."
She said,"Shut up your fancy talk and give me a pinch of that snuff."
Well I'm gonna have to admit now, I was just a little bit surprised
When I handed her that box of snuff, there was love in that woman's eyes
Snuff dipper, snuff dipper, it's the story of my life
Snuff dipper, snuff dipper, bet she'd make me a wonderful wife
So I courted that gal in the tater patch, I courted her in the sorghum cane
I kissed her in the sunshine, I even kissed her out in the rain
First time I kissed them snuff-stained lips we was sittin' on a holler log
She had breath on her that would stifle a Hampshire hog
I said, "Whoo! What a pucker! You really know your stuff."
She said, "You didn't want no kiss at all. You just stole my pinch of snuff."
Then one night, when the time was right, I said, "Sweety, we ought to get wise.
Two can dip just as cheap as one if we's to get that giant economy size."
So we went to the preacher's house, I said, "Preacher, we'd like to get wed."
He tied the knot, said, "Like her or not, she's yours 'til you're plum dead."
I said, " Here, lemme pay you something. Reckon a dollar'd be enough?"
He said, "Naw, just keep your money, boy, and gimme a dip of that snuff."
Well, I got me a level headed woman now, she's the sweetest thing in the South
Reason I know she's level headed, I seen it running out of both sides of her mouth.