Sam Cooper, Jerricat Music (SESAC), Red Heart Records, Jericat Group LLC
Nobody He Has To Please

Lyric Credits: Sam Cooper
Music Credits: Sam Cooper
Producer Credits: Sam Cooper
Publisher Credits: Jerricat Music (SESAC)
Performance Credits: Sam Cooper
Label Credits: Red Heart Records
Short Song Description:
A story about an Appalachian mountain man.
Long Song Description:
A peaceful life can come in many forms, but often comes after a struggle to get there.
Story Behind the Song:
The music came happy accident because of playing another song wrong,but liking the chord progression. The inspiration was a Grizzly Adams kind of character who preferred living off the grid.
Song Length 4:05
Primary Genre Country-General
Tempo / Feel Country-Traditional
Tempo / Feel Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1 Friend
Subject Matter 2 Loneliness
Mood 1 Peaceful
Mood 2 Congenial
Similar Artist 1 Jamey Johnson
Similar Artist 2 Tim Mcgraw
Language English
Era 2000 and later
words and music by Sam Cooper

On the side of a mountain near the Cumberland Gap is a man who lives all alone.
He never worries 'bout no 'lectric bills or no automobiles, he's never had a phone.
There's a town about fifteen miles from his porch and he knows everybody there,
But when he's in for supplies, very few tell him "Hi", all they do is stand and stare.

He's as big as the country, and as gentle as the dew on the trees.
His backyard stretches the horizon, and there's nobody, nobody, nobody he has to please.

His pa was killed in a mine back in thirty-nine, but things like that just made him strong,
And then he went overseas, he served in Italy, where he learned that war was wrong.
He tried his hand at fast jivin', truck drivin' jobs for years.
Now everything is alright, he's got very few problems and even less fears.

(repeat chorus)

Every now and then a man craves a little lovin' when the sun goes down.
That's when he sells all the hides from the meals that he's trapped and takes the money and makes his rounds.
Down in Asheville he's got him a woman that he wines and dines several times a year.
She never understands just why he always leaves, but she's sure he'll always reappear.

(repeat chorus)
There ain't nobody,
Nobody he has to please.