Mexican Blackbird Lyrics

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publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Billy F Gibbons Joe Michael Hill
album: Track 8 in album Fandango!
release date: 1975-4-18
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
length: 3:06
engineer: Terry Manning, Jim Reeves, Terry Kane, Robin Hood Brians
producer: Bill Ham

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If you're down in Acuna and you ain't up to being alone
don't spend all your money on just any honey that's grown.
Go find the Mexican blackbird and send all your troubles back home.

They all call her her "puta" 'cause no one really knows her name.
She works the cantina, dancin' and a-lovin's her trade.
Her mama was Mez'can and her daddy was the ace of spades.

Oh, let's drive that old Chrysler down to Mexico, boy.
Said, keep your hands on the wheel there.
Oh, it sure is fine, ain't it?
Now, ya got it! Hand me another one of them brews from back there.
Oh, this is gonna be so good.

Mm, she's hot as a pepper but smooth as a Mexican brew.
So head for the border and put in an order or two.
The wings of the blackbird will spread like an eagle for you.

Oh, one more time,
can you roll me another Bull Durham, please?
Can't you do it with one hand, boy?

Track Listing

  • 1 Thunderbird
  • 2 Jailhouse Rock
  • 3 Backdoor Medley: Backdoor Love Affair / Mellow Down Easy / Backdoor Love Affair No. 2 / Long Distance Boogie
  • 4 Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings
  • 5 Blue Jean Blues
  • 6 Balinese
  • 7 Mexican Blackbird
  • 8 Heard It on the X
  • 9 Tush