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Blake Shelton and Shakira Did a Beyond Cool Duet of His Song "Boys 'Round Here"

Shakira pulled off country in the best way! 

By Jackie Manno
Blake Shelton Is STILL King of The Voice

During The Voice in 2014, Coaches Blake Shelton and Shakira joined forces during a medley-mashup of some of their greatest hits. For the performance, the two did a rendition of Shelton's country tune "Boys 'Round Here," and it was a delight. 

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For the set, Shakira pulled off an impressive Southern twang that blended quite nicely with Shelton's. Prior to this, the two sang a badass rock version of Shakira's hit "Whenever, Wherever," displaying their versatility and range. 

Click here to watch the performance of "Boys 'Round Here" right now. 

About "Boys 'Round Here" by Blake Shelton

"Boys 'Round Here" is a 2013 track off Shelton's seventh album, Based on a True Story.... It's a collaboration with the country group Pistol Annie's, and the narrative lyrics tell a vivid story of a young man living the country life.

Blake Shelton and Shakira singing on stage.

"Boys 'Round Here" by Blake Shelton lyrics 

Well the boys 'round here don't listen to The Beatles
Run ole Bocephus through a jukebox needle
At a honky-tonk, where their boots stomp
All night; what? (That's right)
Yea, and what they call work, digging in the dirt
Gotta get it in the ground 'fore the rain come down
To get paid, to get the girl
In your 4 wheel drive (A country boy can survive)

Yea the boys 'round here
Drinking that ice cold beer
Talkin' 'bout girls, talkin' 'bout trucks
Runnin' them red dirt roads out, kicking up dust
The boys 'round here
Sending up a prayer to the man upstairs
Backwoods legit, don't take no sh*t
Chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco, spit

Aw heck
Red red red red red red redneck

The Voice Blake Shelton Shakira Duet

Well the boys 'round here, they're keeping it country
Ain't a damn one know how to do the dougie
(You don't do the dougie?) No, not in Kentucky
But these girls 'round here yep, they still love me
Yea, the girls 'round here, they all deserve a whistle
Shakin' that sugar, sweet as Dixie crystal
They like that y'all and southern drawl
And just can't help it cause they just keep fallin'

For the boys 'round here
Drinking that ice cold beer
Talkin' 'bout girls, talkin' 'bout trucks
Runnin' them red dirt roads out, kicking up dust
The boys 'round here
Sending up a prayer to the man upstairs
Backwoods legit, don't take no sh*t
Chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco, spit

Let me hear you say
(Ooh let's ride)
(Ooh let's ride)
Down to the river side

Hey now girl, hop inside
Me and you gonna take a little ride to the river
Let's ride (That's right)
Lay a blanket on the ground
Kissing and the crickets is the only sound
We out of town
Have you ever got down with a...
Red red red red red red redneck?
And do you wanna get down with a...
Red red red red red red redneck?
Girl you gotta get down

Blake Shelton appears on The Voice.

With the boys 'round here
Drinking that ice cold beer
Talkin' 'bout girls, talkin' 'bout trucks
Runnin' them red dirt roads out, kicking up dust
The boys 'round here
Sending up a prayer to the man upstairs
Backwoods legit, don't take no sh*t
Chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco, spit

Red red red red red red redneck
(Ooh let's ride)
I'm one of them boys 'round here
(Ooh let's ride)
Red red red red red red redneck
(Ooh let's ride)

Well all I'm thinkin' 'bout is you and me, how we'll be
So come on girl, hop inside
Me and you, we're gonna take a little ride
Lay a blanket on the ground
Kissing and the crickets is the only sound
We out of town
Girl you gotta get down with a...
Come on through the country side
Down to the river side