The Black Rider (live in Florence, July 23, 1999)


Come on along with the Black Rider
We値l have a gay old time
You got to lay down in the web of the black spider
Out where the bullets shine
And when you池e done
You cock your gun
The blood will run
Like ribbons through your hair
Come on along with the Black Rider
We値l have a gay old time

Line forms to the left
Have your tickets ready
Get away from me, kid! You bother me!

Anchors away with the Black Rider
I致e got just the thing for you
Why don稚 you come along 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
You got to come 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 ooooooooold time


Words and music by Tom Waits
ゥ1993 Jalma Music Inc.
This version from one of the Italian shows is fairly representative
of the lyrics for this song on the 1999 tour.


Audience recording from Florence, Italy, July 23, 1999


Tom Waits: Vocals
Smokey Hormel: Guitar
Larry Taylor: Bass
Danny McGough: Keyboards
Andrew Borger: Drums


Live versions available on these bootlegs:

Center for the Performing Arts, San Jose, December 30, 1990
The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, December 31, 1990
The Paramount Theatre, Oakland, June 9, 1999
The Paramount Theatre, Oakland, June 10, 1999
The Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, June 12, 1999
The Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, June 13, 1999
The Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, June 14, 1999
Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden, July 13, 1999
Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden, July 14, 1999
Boot title: At the Cirkus
Metropol Theater, Berlin, Germany, July 16, 1999
Teatro Comunale, Florence, Italy, July 23, 1999
Boot title: Keep Eating
The Hummingbird Centre, Toronto, Canada, August 23, 1999
Boot title: Yer the Best!
The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, August 27, 1999
The State Theatre, Minneapolis, August 29, 1999
The Paramount Theatre, Denver, October 12, 1999
The Paramount Theatre, Denver, October 13, 1999
Hult Center, Eugene, October 15, 1999
The Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, October 17, 1999
The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle, October 18, 1999