Who Sang The Ballad of Cookie McBride? Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop Zombie Birdhouse cover art
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Iggy Pop, Robert Duprey
release date: 1982-9
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Hard Rock/Punk
producer: Chris Stein
lead vocals: Iggy Pop
engineer: Joe Arlotta and Butch Jones
guitar: Rob Duprey
keyboard: Rob Duprey
drums (drum set): Clem Burke
bass guitar: Chris Stein
writer: Iggy Pop, Rob Duprey
Well gather round people
And listen to this
I am a hermit of burial ridge
Once I was shaven and worked every day
But the call of the wild just lured me away
Singing hi hi ho it's a water a day
On my way to an unmarked grave
Hi hi ho it's a water a day
On my way to an unmarked grave

There's pals at my table and mud on the floor
There's bears in the area and wolves at the door
Their singing a song about cookie McBride
Who goes out a-trapping and then tails their hide

Hi hi hey it's a water a day
On my way to an unhappy grave
Hi hi hey it's a water a day
On my way to a rain filled grave
So if you're planning a natural trip
Don't call up snooping on burial ridge
The searchers will come and discover your hide
High, wet and hanging like cookie McBride

Hi hi hey it's a water a day
On your way to an unhappy grave
Hi hi hey it's a water a day
Who will remember the money you saved?
I'm in over your head
You're in over your head



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Run Like a Villain
  • 2 The Villagers
  • 3 Angry Hills
  • 4 Life of Work
  • 5 The Ballad of Cookie McBride
  • 6 Ordinary Bummer
  • 7 Eat or Be Eaten
  • 8 Bulldozer
  • 9 Platonic
  • 10 The Horse Song
  • 11 Watching the News
  • 12 Street Crazies