Who Sang Sign in Stranger? Steely Dan

Steely Dan The Royal Scam cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Donald Jay Fagen, Walter Carl Becker
release date: 1976-5
genres: Jazz Rock Pop
styles: Soft Rock/Pop Rock/Jazz-Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:24
piano: Paul Griffin
vocal: Donald Fagen
trumpet: Chuck Findley
bass: Chuck Rainey and Walter Becker
background vocals: Donald Fagen
guitar: Elliott Randall and Walter Becker
keyboard: Donald Fagen
percussion: Gary Coleman
horn: Dick Hyde and Bob Findley
saxophone: John Klemmer, Plas Johnson and Jim Horn
trombone: Dick Hyde
drums (drum set): Bernard “Pretty” Purdie
Have you heard about the boom on Mizar Five
People got to shout to stay alive
They don't even have policeman one
Doesn't matter where you been or what you've done

Do you have a dark spot on your past
Leave it to my man he'll fix it fast
Pepe has a scar from ear to ear
He will make your mug shots disappear

[Chorus]
You zombie
Be born again my friend
Won't you sign in stranger

Do you like to take a yo-yo for a ride
Zombie I can see you're qualified
Walk around collecting Turkish union dues
They will call you sir and shine your shoes

Or maybe you would like to see the show
You'll enjoy the Cafe D'Escargot
Folks are in a line around the block
Just to see her do the can-can-Jacques

[Chorus]

Love or leave her, yellow fever
Sure, it's all in the game
And who are you
Just another scurvy brother

[Chorus]



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Kid Charlemagne
  • 2 The Caves of Altamira
  • 3 Don’t Take Me Alive
  • 4 Sign in Stranger
  • 5 The Fez
  • 6 Green Earrings
  • 7 Haitian Divorce
  • 8 Everything You Did
  • 9 The Royal Scam