"Smackwater Jack" is a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. It was first released on King's album Tapestry and then on the second single from that album, along with " So Far Away," charting at #14 on the Billboard Hot Genre: Folk rock, soft rock.
Jun 10, · Carole King's voice is extraordinary, and Tapestry is Timeless in my opinion. It's amazing what can be accomplished with a piano and a sweet, sweet voice. This album is truly a Must Have for anyone who cherishes the kind of great music and lyrics that just sweep you away almost a /5(K).
Now Smackwater Jack he bought a shotgun 'Cause he was in the mood for a little confrontation He just let it all hang loose He didn't think about the noose He couldn't take no more abuse So he shot down the congregation. You can't talk to a man With a shotgun in his hand Shotgun. Now Big Jim the chief stood for law and order.
About “Smackwater Jack”. One of the three song whose lyrics were written by Carole King’s ex husband and writing partner Gerry Goffin for many hits in the 60’s. The others were their 60’s hit for the Shirelles Will You Love Me Tomorrow and Aretha Franklin’s hit (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman. It was the B-side of So Far Away no. 1 hit.