Jockey Full Of Bourbon

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Jockey Full Of Bourbon

Jockey Full Of Bourbon (from the album Catch the Squirrel)

Edna Million in a drop dead suit, Dutch Pink on a downtown train
Two dollar pistol but the gun won’t shoot, I’m in the corner on the pouring rain
Sixteen men on a dead man’s chest And I’ve been drinking from a broken cup
Two pairs of pants and a mohair vest, I’m full of bourbon, I can’t stand up

CHORUS
Hey little bird, fly away home
Your house is on fire, children are alone
Hey little bird, fly away home
Your house is on fire, your children are alone

Schiffer broke a bottle on Morgan’s head
And I’m stepping on the devil’s tail
Across the stripes of a full moon’s head
And through the bars of a Cuban jail
Bloody fingers on a purple knife
Flamingo drinking from a cocktail glass
I’m on the lawn with someone else’s wife
Admire the view from up on top of the mast

Hey little bird, fly away home
House is on fire, children are alone
Hey little bird, fly away home
House is on fire, your children are alone, hey
I said, hey little bird, fly away home
Your house is on fire, your children are alone
Hey little bird, fly away home
House is on fire, your children are alone

Yellow sheets on a Hong Kong bed
Stazybo horn and a Slingerland ride
“To the carnival” is what she said
A hundred dollars makes it dark inside

Edna Million in a drop dead suit
Dutch Pink on a downtown train
Two dollar pistol but the gun won’t shoot
I’m in the corner on the pouring rain
Hey little bird, fly away home
Your house is on fire, your children are alone
Hey little bird, fly away home
Your house is on fire, your children are alone

Written by: Tom Waits
Published by: Jalma Music (ASCAP), © 1985-1998
Official release:”Rain Dogs”, Island Records Inc., 1985 &
 “Beautiful Maladies”, Island Records Inc., 1998
Arranged by Jeremy dePrisco for the CD Catch the Squirrel

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Owner of Pepperhead Studios, guitarist in Fricknadorable, and Electro-acoustic sound designer/experimenter.