Jockey Full of Bourbon Lyrics

Tom Waits


album: Track 4 in album Rain Dogs
release date: 1985
popularity : 14 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Rock Blues Pop
styles: Electric Blues/Folk Rock/Experimental/Pub Rock
length: 2:48
producer: Tom Waits
drums: Stephen Taylor Arvizu Hodges
lead vocals: Tom Waits
double bass: Larry Taylor
mixer: Robert Musso
engineer: Robert Musso
arranger: Tom Waits
guitar: Marc Ribot and Tom Waits
saxophone: Ralph Carney
congas & percussion: Michael Blair
assistant mixer: Tony Gonzales and Jeff Lippay
assistant recorded by: Dennis Ferrante
composer: Tom Waits
lyricist: Tom Waits

Cover Art

Tom Waits Rain Dogs cover art
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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 in 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

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

Schiffer broke a bottle on Morgan's head
And I've been 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, your children are alone
Hey little bird, fly away home
House is on fire, your children are alone

I said hey little bird, fly away home
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 in 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


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Singapore
  • 2 Clap Hands
  • 3 Cemetery Polka
  • 4 Jockey Full of Bourbon
  • 5 Tango Till They're Sore
  • 6 Big Black Mariah
  • 7 Diamonds & Gold
  • 8 Hang Down Your Head
  • 9 Time
  • 10 Rain Dogs
  • 11 Midtown (instrumental)
  • 12 9th & Hennepin
  • 13 Gun Street Girl
  • 14 Union Square
  • 15 Blind Love
  • 16 Walking Spanish
  • 17 Downtown Train
  • 18 Bride of Rain Dog (instrumental)
  • 19 Anywhere I Lay My Head