Robbie Robertson - Go Back to Your Woods Lyrics

Robbie Robertson Storyville cover art
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Hide in the bayou under the gun
Been to the house of the rising sun
Come down here trying to make a connection
Must have a bad sense of direction

Go back go back to your woods
(Go back go back go back to your woods)
Go back go back go back to your woods
(Go back go back to your woods)

Carry a torch and an old stiletto
The sound of thunder all over the ghetto
One-eyed jacks and king with the axe
Come from the wrong side of the tracks

Go back go back to your woods
(Go back go back go back to your woods)
Go back go back go back to your woods
(Go back go back to your woods)

When the night goes down on Storyville
If the women don't get ya the music will
Catch a thrill

You come down here in a four piece suit
Pork pie hat and the alligator boots
Keep jerking rabbits outta your hat
Now can ya pull a disappearing act

Go back go back to your woods
(Go back go back go back to your woods)
Go back go back go back to your woods
(Go back go back to your woods)

When the night goes down on Storyville
If the women don't get ya the music will
Get your thrills

Go back go back go back to your woods
Go back go back go back to your woods
Go back go back go back to your woods
Go back go back go back to your woods

Go back go back to your woods
(Go back go back go back to your woods)
Go back go back go back to your woods
(Go back go back to your woods)

Back to your woods

***?Names of various Mardi Gras Indian groups?***
Going downtown all turned around
Before we came into this world
We came from a far off land
And now we are here to tell the story

And we comin from way back, way back
We got fire on the bayou,
Injuns here they come
From the reservations
Here they come, here they come
Injuns here they come

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Night Parade
  • 2 Hold Back the Dawn
  • 3 Go Back to Your Woods
  • 4 Soap Box Preacher
  • 5 Day of Reckoning (Burnin for You)
  • 6 What About Now
  • 7 Shake This Town
  • 8 Breakin the Rules
  • 9 Resurrection
  • 10 Sign of the Rainbow


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Robbie Robertson, Bruce Hornsby
    album: Track 3 in album Storyville
    release date: 1991-9-30
    popularity : 57 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Pop Rock
    length: 4:52
    producer: Gary Gersh and Robbie Robertson
    lead vocals: Robbie Robertson
    trumpet: Brian Graber
    mixer: Bob Clearmountain
    engineer: Steve Nye
    background vocals: Code Blue, Bruce Hornsby, Art Neville and George Porter, Jr.
    organ: Art Neville
    guitar: Robbie Robertson and Leo Nocentelli
    keyboard: Bruce Hornsby
    percussion: Cyril Neville
    trombone: Duane Van Paulin
    bass guitar: George Porter, Jr.
    associate producer: Steve Nye
    tenor saxophone: Amadee Castenell
    drumset: Russell Batiste
    horn arranger: Wardell Quezergue
    soprano saxophone: Anthony Arnold Dagradi
    baritone saxophone: Carl Blouin
    other vocals & background vocals: Bo Dollis and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
    Album Information
    label: Geffen Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 720642430323
    script: Latin