Bruce Springsteen - Old Dan Tucker Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions cover art
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Well, Old Dan Tucker, was a fine old man,
Washed his face in a frying pan
Combed his hair with a wagon wheel
Died with a toothache in his heel

Get out of the way! Old Dan Tucker,
You're too late to get your supper.
Get out of the way! Old Dan Tucker,
You're too late to get your supper.

Old Dan Tucker, he'd come to town
Riding a billy goat, leading a hound
The hound dog barked, the billy goat jumped
Landed 'Ol Tucker on a stump!

Get out of the way! Old Dan Tucker,
You're too late to get your supper
Get out of the way! Old Dan Tucker,
You're too late to get your supper

Now Old Dan Tucker got drunk and fell
In the fire and kicked up holy hell
A red-hot coal fell in his shoe
And oh my Lord the ashes flew

Now old Dan Tucker has come to town
Swinging them ladies all around
First to the right and then to the left
Then to the gal that he loves best

Get out of the way! Old Dan Tucker,
You're too late to get your supper
Get out of the way! Old Dan Tucker,
You're too late to get your supper
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Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Old Dan Tucker
  • 2 Jesse James
  • 3 Mrs. McGrath
  • 4 O Mary Don’t You Weep
  • 5 John Henry
  • 6 Erie Canal
  • 7 Jacob’s Ladder
  • 8 My Oklahoma Home
  • 9 Eyes on the Prize
  • 10 Shenandoah
  • 11 Pay Me My Money Down
  • 12 We Shall Overcome
  • 13 Froggie Went a Courtin’


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Takura Tendayi, Nick Douwma
    album: Track 1 in album We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
    release date: 2006-4-24
    popularity : 74 users have visited this page.
    length: 2:32
    trumpet: Mark Pender
    double bass: Jeremy Chatzky
    mixer: Bob Clearmountain
    recorded by: Toby Scott
    violin: Sam Bardfeld and Soozie Tyrell
    background vocals: Larry Eagle, Patti Scialfa, Mark Pender, Soozie Tyrell, Eddie Manion, Richie “La Bamba” Rosenberg, Sam Bardfeld, Jeremy Chatzky, Frank Bruno and Mark Clifford
    guitar: Frank Bruno
    drums & percussion: Larry Eagle
    saxophone: Eddie Manion
    trombone: Richie “La Bamba” Rosenberg
    banjo: Mark Clifford
    lead vocals & background vocals: Bruce Springsteen
    assistant mixer: Brandon Duncan
    assistant recorded by: Ross Peterson and Kevin Buell
    Hammond organ & organ & piano & accordion: Charlie Giordano
    piano & Hammond organ & mandolin & percussion & harmonica & guitar & tambourine: Bruce Springsteen
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 828768307427
    script: Latin