H I S T O R Y
Slim Hollow Rock Opera
And it came to pass, sometime after the Civil War a confederate soldier named Uncle Slim (aka: General Willis) lost everything but his mules. So he left Macon and somewhere around Nashvegas in the hollows, he ran into a pack of wild hillbillies. They chased Slim over Beaver Creek Falls. They thought he was dead and would have been, if not for a hidden island behind the Falls. So Slim learned to farm and blend in.
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( WHOA MULE / SLIM'S ANTHEM )
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Beaver Creek Falls is a part of Sycamore Creek. Eventually down stream they dammed up the creek to make a lake and generate power to be sold by
the COD DAM POWER CO..
Sycamore Creek runs through the heart of the hollow.
The creek turns into the lower bottom and eventually into the bottom. There's an old dirt path that rises up above the woods into the upper barren. Not to many a man wondered through the woods for fear of the Snake Man. No man has ever laid eyes upon him, but they know he's there.
( SNAKE MAN )<CLICK HERE TO VIEW LYRICS AND UNCLE SLIM VIDEO CLIP
Legend has it one man dared to go through the woods.
He made his livin' sellin' moonshine. He buried his money, they say, somewhere in the woods. He was shot and killed by an unknown murderer. They still search for his stash
( the LEGEND of OLD MAN RILEY )
Just at the edge of the woods is a hold out that houses a clan. Legend has it that the leader is maybe the only person alive to have ever talked to Snake Man. Legend also has it that he knows where old man Riley's body and stash are buried. Many a thirsty man has drank from the well on his property and never left.
( the REVEREND TACKY JACK )
As time went on the hollow became urbanized with the coming of the COD DAM POWER CO.. It soon became the local spot to fish and watch the submarines. On one occasion, one of Uncle Slim's distant cousin on his mother's brother's side came to visit the old home place from France. And wouldn't you know the fishing guide for this little French Jackson was none other than the Mule Boy himself, Buddy Rush , the towns own Elvis.
( COD DAM , TIME BOMB )
One day a visitor passed through town and sat in with the boys at the local watering hole. He persuaded the Mule Boy to pack his band and move to Hollywood.
( RAINBOW RIDER )
BUDDY RUSH GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
( EARL AND ELVIS, SEX WAX,
GET HAPPY AND SLIM, BLACK OUT )
After the initial arrival shock of seeing a big city for the first time wore off, Willis found himself strung out, broke, hungry, and on the verge of being busted. Somewhere along Long Beach , Willis joined the Navy and tried to blend in.
(the BOTTOM, the MAN, SERVIN' TIME,
OFF CAMBER SOLUTION )
Finally, with nothing left to lose, Willis jumps ship and lands in Naples and finds himself watching the Stones. The Mule Boy returned home to the hollow where he first learned to Slim.
( STONED IN NAPLES, PAYCHECK )
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