Master of Sparks Song Lyrics

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High class Slim came floatin' in
down from the county line.
Just gettin' right on Saturday night,
ridin' with some friends of mine.
They invited me just to come and see
just what was on their minds
and then I took my first long look
at the Master of Sparks on high.

In the back of Jimmy's Mack
stood a round steel cage
welded into shape by Slim,
made out of sucker gauge.
How fine, they cried, now with you inside,
strapped in there safe and sound.
I thought, my-o-my, how the sparks will fly
if that thing ever hit the ground.

Slim was so pleased when I had eased
into his trap of death.
He had slammed the door but I said no more
and I thought I'd breathed my last breath.
We was out in the sticks down Highway Six
and the crowd was just about right.
The speed was too, so out I flew
like a stick of rollin' dynamite.

When I hit the ground you could hear the sound
and see the sparks a country mile.
End over end I began to spin
but the ball started runnin' wild.
But it was too late as I met my fate
and the ball started gettin' hot.
But through the sparks and the flame I knew that the claim
of the Master of Sparks was gone.

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Waitin’ for the Bus
  • 2 Jesus Just Left Chicago
  • 3 Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers
  • 4 Master of Sparks
  • 5 Hot, Blue and Righteous
  • 6 Move Me on Down the Line
  • 7 Precious and Grace
  • 8 La Grange
  • 9 Shiek
  • 10 Have You Heard?


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Billy Gibbons
    album: Track 4 in album Tres hombres
    release date: 1973-7-26
    popularity : 83 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues
    styles: Rock & Roll/Blues Rock/Southern Rock
    length: 3:33
    producer: Bill Ham
    drums: Frank Beard
    engineer: Robin Hood Brians and Terry Manning
    bass: Dusty Hill
    guitar: Billy Gibbons
    composer: Billy Gibbons
    lyricist: Billy Gibbons

    Album Information

    label: London Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin