All Hat, No Cattle

About the Song

Somewhere around 2012, I saw the movie All Hat, which starred Keith Carradine, one of my favorite cowboy actors. (The Long Riders, Dead Man's Walk, etc.) Being from New England, I was unfamiliar with the phrase, "All Hat, No Cattle". 

The lyrics are not not based on any one person, but are an amalgam of many different persons that fit the bill. I'm sure you know some.

"If the hat fits..."

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George Stephen Kelly: Vocal, Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Jennie Knaggs: Vocal
Josh Ford: Lead Guitar
Alex Lyon: Bass
Todd Glass: Drums

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All Hat, No Cattle 

You must think you're the meow of the cat 
You're all gussied up in those fancy duds and your ten gallon hat 
But when the heat is on you ride low in the saddle 
Anyone can see, you're all hat and no cattle 
You parade around so full of yourself 
There just ain't no room for anyone else 
Just like a snake, that ain't got no rattle 
You're all hat and no cattle 
You strut around like you're some kinda high-falutin', rootin' tootin', boot-scootin' son of a gun 
Act like the cock of the walk when you're nothin' but talk 
You just can't fool everyone 
Well, you're in cahoots with other empty suits 
Nobody can dispute that 
That you're all hat, no cattle and that's a fact, Jack 
You may be slicker than the road to hell 
And if you airbrush yourself just right maybe nobody can tell 
That you're all sizzle, yeah and no steak 
You're all hat, no cattle for goodness sake 

You act like you know all there is to know 
If anyone disagrees you tell them where to go 
But when the pressure is on in the heat of the battle 
You're all hat and no cattle 
You're all hat and no cattle 
You're all hat and no cattle

Jennie Knaggs

Jennie Knaggs

George & Jennie

George & Jennie

Josh Ford

Josh Ford

Alex Lyon

Alex Lyon

Todd Glass

Todd Glass