John Michael Montgomery – Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident) (Official Music Video)



Official music video for John Michael Montgomery – “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)” originally released from his self-titled album (Atlantic – 1995)

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John Michael Montgomery has turned an uncanny ability to relate to fans into one of country music’s most storied careers.

Songs like “I Swear,” “I Love the Way You Love Me” and “I Can Love You Like That” still resonate across the landscape—pop icon and country newcomer Jessica Simpson cited “I Love The Way You Love Me” as an influence in a recent interview. It is apparent in the 2004 hit “Letters From Home,” one of the most moving tributes to the connection between soldiers and their families ever recorded, and in “The Little Girl,” a tale of redemption that plumbs both the harrowing and the uplifting. It is apparent even in the pure fun that has always found its way into John Michael’s repertoire—songs like “Be My Baby Tonight” and “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident),” where John Michael’s vocal earnestness takes musical whimsy to another level.

The hits followed steadily, with songs like “Rope The Moon,” “If You’ve Got Love,” “No Man’s Land,” “Cowboy Love,” “As Long As I Live,” “Friends” and “How Was I To Know” establishing him as one of the elite acts of the era. He received the CMA Horizon award and was named the ACM’s Top New Vocalist, setting off a long series of awards that included the CMA’s Single and Song of the Year, Billboard’s Top Country Artist, and a Grammy nomination.

LYRICS:
Well I went down to the Grundy County Auction
Where I saw something I just had to have
My mind told me I should proceed with caution
But my heart said go ahead and make a bid on that

And I said, “Hey pretty lady! Won’t you gimme a sign?
I’d give anything to make you mine, all mine
I’ll do your biddin’ and be at your beck and call.”
Yeah I’ve never seen anyone lookin’ so fine
Man I gotta have her, she’s a one of a kind
I’m goin’ once, goin’ twice
I’m sold to the lady in the second row
She’s an eight, she’s a nine, she’s a ten I know
She’s got ruby red lips, blond hair, blue eyes
And I’m about to bid my heart good-bye!

Well, the auctioneer was goin’ ’bout a mile a minute
He was taking bids and callin’ them out loud
And I guess I was really gettin’ in it
‘Cause I just shouted out above the crowd!

And I said, “Hey pretty lady! Won’t you gimme a sign?
I’d give anything to make you mine, all mine
I’ll do your biddin’ and be at your beck and call.”
Yeah I’ve never seen anyone lookin’ so fine
Man I gotta have her, she’s a one of a kind
I’m goin’ once, goin’ twice
I’m sold to the lady in the long black dress
Well she won my heart, it was no contest
With her ruby red lips, blond hair, blue eyes
Well I’m about to bid my heart good-bye!

Yeah, we found love on the auction block and I hauled her heart away
Now we still love to laugh about, the way we met that day!

When I said “Hey pretty lady! Won’t you gimme a sign?
I’d give anything to make you mine, all mine
I’ll do your biddin’ and be at your beck and call.”
Yeah I’ve never seen anyone lookin’ so fine
Man I gotta have her, she’s a one of a kind
I’m goin’ once, goin’ twice
I’m sold to the lady in the second row
She’s an eight, she’s a nine, she’s a ten I know
She’s got ruby red lips, blond hair, blue eyes
And I’m about to bid my heart good-bye!

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49 comments

  1. You realize how silly this is right?

    Hey grandpa how did you great gramma?

    Oh I was at an auction and thought she was hot so, I ran up and stole the mic from the auctioneer and ran an auction on her. She was flattered and didn't call me a creep.

  2. I don't know about the Grundy county auction but I know that he used to go to the Clendenin WV auction and they think I'm crazy but I ain't.

  3. LYRICS:
    Well I went down to the Grundy County Auction,
    Where I saw something I just had to have.
    My mind told me I should proceed with caution,
    but my heart said go ahead and make a bid on that.

    And I said, "Hey pretty lady! Won't you gimme a sign?
    I'd give anything to make you mine, all mine,
    I'll do your biddin' and be at your beck and call."
    Yeah I've never seen anyone lookin' so fine,
    Man I gotta have her, she's a one of a kind.
    I'm goin' once, goin' twice,
    I'm sold to the lady in the second row,
    She's an eight, she's a nine, she's a ten I know.
    She's got ruby red lips, blond hair, blue eyes
    And I'm about to bid my heart good-bye!

    Well, the auctioneer was goin' 'bout a mile a minute.
    He was taking bids and callin' them out loud.
    And I guess I was really gettin' in it,
    'Cause I just shouted out above the crowd!

    And I said, "Hey pretty lady! Won't you gimme a sign?
    I'd give anything to make you mine, all mine,
    I'll do your biddin' and be at your beck and call."
    Yeah I've never seen anyone lookin' so fine,
    Man I gotta have her, she's a one of a kind.
    I'm goin' once, goin' twice,
    I'm sold to the lady in the long black dress,
    Well she won my heart, it was no contest.
    With her ruby red lips, blond hair, blue eyes
    Well I'm about to bid my heart good-bye!

    Yeah, we found love on the auction block and I hauled her heart away.
    Now we still love to laugh about, the way we met that day!

    When I said "Hey pretty lady! Won't you gimme a sign?
    I'd give anything to make you mine, all mine,
    I'll do your biddin' and be at your beck and call."
    Yeah I've never seen anyone lookin' so fine,
    Man I gotta have her, she's a one of a kind.
    I'm goin' once, goin' twice,
    I'm sold to the lady in the second row,
    She's an eight, she's a nine, she's a ten I know.
    She's got ruby red lips, blond hair, blue eyes
    And I'm about to bid my heart good-bye!

  4. Confession : when I was 14. I flirted with an Amish boy at Aldi's. Ooh, he was fine : glossy black curls, pink cheeks, and an unmistakable roguish glint in his eye. My mom noticed and said,"He looks like he'd be fun in a hayloft."
    MOM!!!
    🙂😋🤭

  5. One of the brilliant aspects of this song is when he sings "Hey pretty lady won't you give me sign, I'll give anything to make you mine all mine" he does so in the cadence an auctioneer would use.

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  7. I'm from Lizana Mississippi and my daddy would go to the auction at Lizana quick stop and by steers when I was a kid

  8. My Grandma does before I was born. And my uncle dies because he had a body attack I think. And then our dog dies from cancer

  9. And I said, "Hey pretty lady! Won't you gimme a sign?
    Can't you see my swollen pecker coming up from behind?"

  10. Love this song!! I wonder if that's Grundy County, Tennessee at Monteagle. That blond is about the cutest thing I ever saw–and she can dance too!!!!!!

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