The Black Rider


Come on along with the Black Rider
We値l have a gay old time
Lay down in the web of the black spider
I値l drink your blood like wine
So come on in, it ain稚 no sin
Take off your skin and dance around in your bones
So come on along with the Black Rider
We値l have a gay old time

Step right up...
Hey, hold on there, little sailor!
Have your tickets ready!
Under 12 are for free

You just come on along, anchors away with the Black Rider
I値l drink your blood like wine
I値l drop you off in Harlem with the Black Rider
Out where the bullets shine
And when you池e done, you cock your gun
The blood will run like ribbons through your hair
Just come on along with the Black Rider
We値l have a gay old time

Line forms to the left!
Have your tickets ready!
See the dog face boy!
Hello, sailor!

Well, just come on along with the Black Rider
I致e got just the thing for thee
Come on along with the Black Rider
I want your company
Well, I think I値l have the veal, a lovely meal
That痴 how I feel
Oh, may I use your skull for a bowl?
Just come on along with the Black Rider
We値l have a gay old
We値l have a gay old
We値l have a gay old
We値l have a gay old
We値l have a gay old time

Step right up, have your tickets ready! (Ha ha ha ha)
Step right up, have your tickets ready! (Ha ha)

Thank you, thank you
Thank you, thank you
You池e too kind


Words and music by Tom Waits
ゥ1990, 1993 Jalma Music Inc.



Arranged by Tom Waits and Greg Cohen
Produced by Tom Waits
Recorded by Gerd Bessler at Music Factory, Hamburg, Germany
Mixed by Biff Dawes at Sunset Sound Factory, Hollywood, CA
2nd engineer: Mike Kloster


Tom Waits: Vocals and organ
Greg Cohen: Bass, percussion, banjo, and viola


Time: 3.20

Track 2 on the album 禅he Black Rider 1993
Track 4 on the compilation album 腺eautiful Maladies 1998

Track 1 on the bootleg album 腺lack Rider Outtakes

(It痴 the same take, but the official release was re-mixed and has a lot more punch)


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