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Ruler

Table Of Content (33 songs, 23 soundclips)

* most recent additions of January 2000

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Alley Oop
Bad To The Bone
Can't Stop Lovin'
Cocaine Blues
Dixie Fried
Gear Jammer
Get A Haircut
Howlin' For My Baby
I Drink Alone (1)
* I Drink Alone (2)
I'm Ready
I Really Like Girls

Johnny B. Goode
Kind Hearted Woman
Long Gone
Louie To Frisco
Madison Blues
Maverick
Memphis, Tennessee
Move It On Over
Night Time
No Particular Place To Go
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer

Shake Your Moneymaker
Six Days On The Road
The Sky Is Crying
Treat Her Right
What A Price
Who Do You Love
Willie And The Hand Jive
Woman With The Blues
You Got To Lose
You Talk Too Much

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Alley Oop

by Dallas Frazier
recording of 1986
from
Live (EMI E2-46329), copyright notice

There's a man in the funny papers we all know
He lived way back a long time ago
He don't eat nothing but-a bear cats do
Well this cats name is-a Alley Oop

He got a chauffeur that's a genuine dinosaur
And he can knuckle your head before you count to four

He got a big ugly club and a head full-a hair
Like great big lions and grizzly bears
He's the toughest man there is alive
Wearin' clothes from a wildcats hide
He's the king of the jungle jive
(Look at that cave man go!)

He rides thru the jungle tearin' limbs off-a trees
Knockin' great big monsters dead on their knees
The cats don't bug him 'cause they know bett'r
'Cause he's a mean motha'h scoota'h and a bad go-getta'h
He's the toughest man there is alive
Wearin' clothes from a wildcats hide
He's the king of the jungle jive
(Look at that cave man go!)

There he goes, look at that cave man go
He sure is hip ain't he?
Like what's happening?
He's too much
Ride, daddy, ride
Hi-yo dinosaur
Ride, daddy, ride

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Bad To The Bone

soundclip


by George Thorogood
recording of 1982
from
Bad To The Bone (EMI E2-46083) & Live (EMI E2-46329) & The Baddest Of George Thorogood And The Destroyers (EMI E2-97718 or Capitol 97718), copyright notice

On the day I was born, the nurses all gathered 'round
And they gazed in wide wonder, at the joy they had found
The head nurse spoke up, and she said leave this one alone
She could tell right away, that I was bad to the bone
Bad to the bone
Bad to the bone
B-B-B-B-Bad to the bone
B-B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-B-Bad
Bad to the bone

I broke a thousand hearts, before I met you
I'll break a thousand more baby, before I am through
I wanna be yours pretty baby, yours and yours alone
I'm here to tell ya honey, that I'm bad to the bone
Bad to the bone
B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-Bad
Bad to the bone

I make a rich woman beg, I'll make a good woman steal
I'll make an old woman blush, and make a young woman squeal
I wanna be yours pretty baby, yours and yours alone
I'm here to tell ya honey, that I'm bad to the bone
B-B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-B-Bad
Bad to the bone

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Can't Stop Lovin'

soundclip


by Elmore James / Jules Taub
recording of 1977
from
George Thorogood & The Destroyers (Rounder CD-3013) & Live (EMI E 2-46329), copyright notice

I can't stop lovin', my baby tonight
I can't stop lovin', my baby tonight
No matter what I do, she won't treat me right

Hey baby, you know I'm all alone
Hey baby, you know I'm all alone
Ain't had no lovin', since you been gone from home

I love you pretty Baby, but as for myself
I love you baby, but as for myself
I wouldn't mistreat you, for nobody else

And I can't stop lovin', my baby tonight
And I can't stop lovin', my baby tonight
No matter what I do, she won't treat me right

I can't stop-a lovin', my baby tonight
I can't stop-a lovin', my baby tonight
No matter what I do, she won't treat me right

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Cocaine Blues

soundclip


by T.J. Amall
recording of 1978
from
Move It on Over (Rounder CD-3024) & Let's Work Together Live (EMI 31948 or EMI 3718), copyright notice

Early one morning while makin' the rounds,
I took a shot of cocaine and I shot my baby down
I shot her down then I went to bed,
I stuck that lovin' forty-four beneath my head

Woke up next morning and I grabbed that gun,
I took a shot of cocaine and away I run
Made a good run but I run too slow,
they overtook me down in Juarez Mexico

In the hot joint takin' the pill,
there walked the sheriff from Jericho Hill
Willy Lee your name is not Jack Brown,
you're the dirty hack that shot your woman down
Yes, so my name's is Billy Lee,
if you've got a warrant you better read it to me
I shot her down 'cause she made me sore,
I thought I was her daddy but she had five more

When I was arrested I was dressed in black,
they threw me on a freight train and hauled me back
Had no friend who'd go my bail,
they stuck my dried-up carcass in the county jail

Early next morning 'round half past nine,
I saw the sheriff comin' down the line
That sheriff yelled as he cleared his throat,
said come on you dirty hackin' to the district court

Into the courtroom my trial began,
where I was judged by twelve honest men
Yes, as the jury started walkin' out,
I saw that little judge commence to look about
In about five minutes then walked a man,
holding the verdict in his right hand
The verdict read in the first degree,
I shouted Lordy Lordy please have mercy on me

The judge he smiled when he picked up his pen,
ninety-nine years in the San Quentin Penn
Ninety-nine years underneath that ground,
but I can't forget that day I shot that bad bitch down
Come on you hotheads you listen to me,
stay off that whiskey and let that cocaine be

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Dixie Fried

by Carl Perkins
recording of 1985
from
Maverick (Rounder 3045), copyright notice

On the outskirts of town, there's a little night spot,
Dan dropped in about five o'clock
Took off his jacket, said "The night is short",
he reached in his pocket and he flashed a quart

He hollered, "Rave on, children, I'm with you!
Rave on, cats", he cried
"It's almost dawn, the cops are gone,
let's all get Dixie fried"

Well, Dan got happy and he started raving,
he pulled out a razor, but he wasn't shaving
And all the cats knew to jump and hop,
'cause he was born and raised in a butcher shop

He hollered, "Rave on, children, I'm with you!
Rave on, cats", he cried
"It's almost dawn, the cops are gone,
let's all get Dixie fried"

Well, the cops heard Dan when he started to shout,
they all ran in to see what it was about
And I heard him holler as they led him away,
he turned his head, and this is what he had to say

He hollered, "Rave on, children, I'm with you!
Rave on, cats", he cried
"It's almost dawn, the cops are gone,
let's all get Dixie fried"

Now, Dan was the bravest man that we ever saw,
he let us all know he wasn't scared of the law
The black dog barked, but the boy didn't flinch,
he said "It ain't my fault, hon, that I been pinched"

He hollered, "Rave on, children, I'm with you!
Rave on, cats", he cried
"It's almost dawn, the cops are gone,
let's all get Dixie fried"

Now, Dan was the bravest man we ever saw,
he let us all know he wasn't scared of the law
And I heard him holler as they led him away,
he turned his head, and this was what he had to say

He hollered, "Rave on, children, I'm with you!
Rave on, cats", he cried
"It's almost dawn, the cops are gone,
let's all get Dixie fried"

"Yeah, it's almost dawn, the cops ain't gone,
and I've been Dixie fried"

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Gear Jammer

soundclip


by George Thorogood
recording of 1985
from
Maverick (Rounder 3045) & Let's Work Together Live (EMI 31948 or EMI 3718) & The Baddest Of George Thorogood And The Destroyers (EMI E2-97718 or Capitol 97718), copyright notice

Running my rig around ninety-five,
rockin' and rollin' in overdrive
My heart's beating like a jackhammer,
it's the midnight ride for the gear jammer

Nine long days through twenty-three states,
I gotta see my baby soon you know I just can't wait
The police catch me I'll end up in the slammer,
'cause the law don't want no gear jammer

Running my rig in a mighty high gear,
I don't care where I go just long as it ain't here
Something gets in my way you know I'm gonna ram it,
nobody fools around with this gear jammer

Running my rig about ninety-five,
I'm a-rockin' and a-rollin' in overdrive
My heart's beating like a jackhammer,
don't you get in the way of this gear jammer

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Get A Haircut

soundclip


by David Avery
recording of 1993
from
Haircut (EMI 07777-89529-2) & Let's Work Together Live (EMI 31948 or EMI 3718), copyright notice

I was a rebel from the day I left school,
grew my hair long and broke all the rules
I'd sit and listen to my records all day,
with big ambitions of where I could play

My parents taught me what life was about,
so I grew up the type they warned me about
They said my friends were just an unruly mob,
and I should get a haircut and get a real job

Get a haircut and get a real job,
clean your act up and don't be a slob
Get it together like your big brother bob,
why don't you get a haircut and get a real job

I even tried that 9 to 5 scene,
I told myself that it was all a bad dream
I found a band and some good songs to play,
and now I party all night, I sleep all day

I met this chick she was my No. 1 fan,
she took me home to meet her mommy and dad
They took one look at me and said, "Oh my god",
get a haircut and get a real job

Get a real job, why don't you get a real job
Get a real job, why don't you get a real job

I hit the big time with my rock 'n' roll band,
the future's brighter now than I'd ever planned
I'm ten times richer than my big brother bob,
and he, he's got a haircut he's got a real job

Why don't you get a haircut and get a real job

I even tried that 9 to 5 scene

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Howlin' For My Baby

soundclip


by Willie Dixon
recording of 1993
from
Haircut (EMI 07777-89529-2), copyright notice

She's hot like red pepper,
sweet like cherry wine
I'm so glad she love me,
love me all the time
She's my little baby,
sweet as she can be
All this love she's got,
it belong to me
If you hear me howlin',
callin' on my darlin'
Sayin' ooh-hoo-hoo-hooee

Every time she kiss me,
she make the lights go out
Up early in the morning,
she make me jump and shout
This bad love I've got,
make me laugh and cry
Makes me really look,
that I'm too young to die
If you hear me howlin',
callin' on my darlin'
Sayin' ooh-hoo-hoo-hooee

Every time she kiss me,
she make the lights go out
Up early in the morning,
she make me jump and shout
She my little baby,
sweet as she can be
All this love she's got,
it belong to me
If you hear me howlin',
callin' on my darlin'
Sayin' ooh-hoo-hoo-hooee
Hooh-hoo-hoo-hooee

She's hot like red pepper,
sweet like cherry wine
I'm so glad she love me,
love me all the time
This bad love I've got,
make me laugh and cry
Makes me really look,
that I'm too young to die
If you hear me howlin',
callin' on my darlin'
Sayin' ooh-hoo-hoo-hooee
Hooh-hoo-hoo-hooee

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I Drink Alone (version 1)

soundclip


by George Thorogood
recording of 1986
from
The Baddest Of George Thorogood And The Destroyers (EMI E2-97718 or Capitol 97718), copyright notice

I drink alone, yeah,
with nobody else
I drink alone, yeah,
with nobody else
You know when I drink alone,
I prefer to be by myself

Every morning just before breakfast,
I don't want no coffee or tea
Just me and good buddy Wiser,
that's all I ever need
'Cause I drink alone, yeah,
with nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone,
I prefer to be by myself

The other night I laid sleeping,
and I woke from a terrible dream
So I caught up my pal Jack Daniel's,
and his partner Jimmy Beam
And we drank alone, yeah,
with nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone,
I prefer to be by myself

The other day I got invited to a party,
but I stayed home instead
Just me and my pal Johnny Walker,
and his brothers Black and Red
And we drank alone, yeah,
with nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone,
I prefer to be by myself

My whole family done give up on me,
and it makes me feel oh so bad
The only one who will hang out with me,
is my dear old granddad
And we drink alone, yeah,
with nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone,
I prefer to be by myself

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I Drink Alone (version 2)

soundclip


by George Thorogood
recording of 1986
from
Live (EMI E2-46329), copyright notice

I drink alone, yeah, with nobody else
I drink alone, yeah, with nobody else
Well you know when I drink alone, I prefer to be by myself

Now every morning just before breakfast, I don't want no coffee or tea
Just me and good Buddy Wiser, that's all I ever need
'Cause I drink alone, yeah, with nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone, I prefer to be by myself

Yeah the other day I laid sleeping and I woke from a terrible dream
So I called up my friend Jack Daniel's and his partner Jimmy Beam
And we drank alone, yeah, with nobody else
Yes, you know when I drink alone, I prefer to be by myself

Yeah the other night I got invited to a party, but I stayed home instead
Just me and my pal Johnny Walker, and his brothers Black and Red
And we drank alone, yeah, with nobody else

You know when I drink alone, I prefer to be by myself

Now I have got me a pet up in my penthouse but he never does bothers me
He ain't no poodle, no pony, he's just a little old wild turkey
And we drink alone, yeah, with nobody else
That's the way I like it

Yeah, you know when I drink alone, I prefer to be by myself
Yes, you know when I drink alone, I don't want nobody else
I drink alone

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I'm Ready

soundclip


by Willie Dixon
recording of 1979
from
Better Than the Rest (1974) (MCA LP 3091) & Born To Be Bad (EMI E2-46973) & Let's Work Together Live (EMI 31948 or EMI 3718), copyright notice

I'm ready, ready as anybody can be
I'm ready, ready as anybody can be
Now I'm ready for you,
I hope you're ready for me

I got an axe-hounds face made on a graveyard frame,
shootin' tombstone bullets, wearin' ball and chain
I'm drinkin' TNT, smokin' dynamite,
I hope some screwball start a fight

I'm ready, ready as anybody can be
Now I'm ready for you,
I hope you're ready for me

All you pretty little chicks with your pretty little hair,
I know you think that I ain't nowhere
But stop what your doin' an' look over here,
I'll prove to ya, baby, that I ain't no square

I'm ready, ready as anybody can be
Now I'm ready for you,
I hope you're ready for me

I been drinkin' gin like never before,
I feel so good, babe, I want you to know
One more drink, and I wish you would,
I takes a whole lotta lovin' to make me feel good, cause

I'm ready, ready as anybody can be
Now I'm ready for you,
I hope you're ready for me

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I Really Like Girls

by George Thorogood
recording of 1988
from
Born To Be Bad (EMI E2-46973), copyright notice

Well, well

I really, really, really, really, really, really like girls
Yeah, I really, really, really, really, really, really like girls
I like girls
I like girls
I like girls
I like the way that they giggle,
when they walk up and ask you to dance
I like the way that they wiggle,
wrapped up in the skin tight pants
They got style
They got smiles
They drive me wild!

Yeah, I really, really, really, really, really, really like girls
Yes, I really, really, really, really, really, really like girls!
I like them small
I like 'em tall
I like 'em all!
Now it don't bother me,
if a girl don't know how to cope
Because the things that they know,
how to do can't be learned in a book!
They got smarts
They got hearts
They got my heart!

That's why I really, really, really, really, really, really like girls
Yeah, I really, really, really, really, really, really like girls!
I want 'em small
I want 'em tall
I want 'em all!
Every day in every way they're here to stay
They're really really neat
They're really sweet
They're real petite
I like girls!

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Page last updated on:
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