Tres Hombres Album

Artist(s): ZZ Top

Cover Art

ZZ Top Tres Hombres Cover Art

Tracklist

Waitin’ for the Bus

length: 2:59
producer: Bill Ham
lead vocals: Billy Gibbons
electric guitar: Billy Gibbons
background vocals: Dusty Hill
percussion: Frank Beard
bass guitar: Dusty Hill
drums (drum set) & percussion: Frank Beard
writer: Dusty Hill, Billy Gibbons

Have mercy, been waitin' for the bus all day.
Have mercy, been waitin' for the bus all day.
I got my brown paper bag and my take-home pay.

Have mercy, old bus be packed up tight.
Have mercy, old bus be packed up tight.
Well, I'm glad just to get on and home tonight.

Right on, that bus done got me back.
Right on, that bus done got me back.
Well, I'll be ridin' on the bus till I Cadillac.

Jesus Just Left Chicago

length: 3:31
producer: Bill Ham
engineer: Robin Hood Brians and Terry Manning
electric guitar: Billy Gibbons
background vocals: Dusty Hill
bass guitar: Dusty Hill
percussion & drums (drum set): Frank Beard
writer: Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill
Jesus just left Chicago and he's bound for New Orleans.
Well now, Jesus just left Chicago and he's bound for New Orleans.
Yeah, yeah.
Workin' from one end to the other and all points in between.

Took a jump through Mississippi, well, muddy water turned to wine.
Took a jump through Mississippi, muddy water turned to wine.
Yeah, yeah.
Then out to California through the forests and the pines.
Ah, take me with you, Jesus.

You might not see him in person but he'll see you just the same.
You might not see him in person but he'll see you just the same.
Yeah, yeah.
You don't have to worry 'cause takin' care of business is his name.

Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers

length: 3:26
producer: Bill Ham
lead vocals: Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill
engineer: Robin Hood Brians and Terry Manning
electric guitar: Billy Gibbons
bass guitar: Dusty Hill
drums (drum set) & percussion: Frank Beard
writer: Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill
If you see me walkin down the line
With my favorite honky tonk in mind
I'll be there about supper time
With my can of dinner and bunch of fine

Beer Drinkers, and Hell Raisers
Baby don't you wanna come with me

The crowd gets loud and the band gets tight
Steel guitar cryin through the night
Tryin to cover up the corner fight
But everythings cool cause their just tight

Beer Drinkers, and Hell Raisers
Baby don't you wanna come with me

The joint was jumpin like a cat on hot tin
Lord I thought the floor was gonna give in
Sound a lot like the house congressional
Cause we're experimental and proffessional

Beer Drinkers, and Hell Raisers
Baby don't you wanna come with me

Master of Sparks

length: 3:33
producer: Bill Ham
engineer: Robin Hood Brians and Terry Manning
bass: Dusty Hill
guitar: Billy Gibbons
drums (drum set): Frank Beard
composer: Billy Gibbons
lyricist: Billy Gibbons
High class Slim came floatin' in
down from the county line.
Just gettin' right on Saturday night,
ridin' with some friends of mine.
They invited me just to come and see
just what was on their minds
and then I took my first long look
at the Master of Sparks on high.

In the back of Jimmy's Mack
stood a round steel cage
welded into shape by Slim,
made out of sucker gauge.
How fine, they cried, now with you inside,
strapped in there safe and sound.
I thought, my-o-my, how the sparks will fly
if that thing ever hit the ground.

Slim was so pleased when I had eased
into his trap of death.
He had slammed the door but I said no more
and I thought I'd breathed my last breath.
We was out in the sticks down Highway Six
and the crowd was just about right.
The speed was too, so out I flew
like a stick of rollin' dynamite.

When I hit the ground you could hear the sound
and see the sparks a country mile.
End over end I began to spin
but the ball started runnin' wild.
But it was too late as I met my fate
and the ball started gettin' hot.
But through the sparks and the flame I knew that the claim
of the Master of Sparks was gone.

Hot, Blue and Righteous

length: 3:18
producer: Bill Ham
engineer: Robin Hood Brians and Terry Manning
bass: Dusty Hill
guitar: Billy Gibbons
drums (drum set): Frank Beard
composer: Billy Gibbons
lyricist: Billy Gibbons
Hot, blue and righteous,
an angel called me aside.
Hot, blue and righteous,
said, "Stick by me and I'll be your guide."

I heard the words as I closed my eyes
down on my, down on my bended knees.
It fit like a glove and I realized
somethin' good's happenin' to me.

Hot, blue and righteous
angel called me aside.
Ooh, ooh, ooh.

- Billy Gibbons

Move Me on Down the Line

length: 2:32
producer: Bill Ham
engineer: Robin Hood Brians and Terry Manning
bass: Dusty Hill
guitar: Billy Gibbons
drums (drum set): Frank Beard
writer: Dusty Hill, Billy Gibbons
When I hear that Santa Fe start blowin'
I wonder where it's been and where it's goin'.

I tell you, boy, every time
The feelin' sure is fine.
Just move me on down the line,
Just move me on down the line.

Then I heard Red Rooster start his crowin'
Around the curve that cloud of smoke was blowin'.

I tell you, boy, every time
The feelin' sure is fine.
Just move me on down the line,
Just move me on down the line.

I'll be where the big wheels keep on turnin'
And the diesel drivers keep them engines burnin'.

I tell you, boy, every time
The feelin' sure is fine.
Just move me on down the line,
Just move me on down the line.

Move me on down the line, move me on down.
Move me on down the line, move me on down.
(repeat & fade)

Precious and Grace

length: 3:10
producer: Bill Ham
engineer: Robin Hood Brians and Terry Manning
bass: Dusty Hill
guitar: Billy Gibbons
drums (drum set): Frank Beard
writer: Frank Beard, Dusty Hill, Billy Gibbons
Ridin' top the floodway on a Friday night,
The landscape's a fine and nat'ral sight.
Just cruisin' slow through the dark of night.
With Precious and Grace ev'rything's all right.

Good God Almighty, we was goin' down slow,
Yeah, if we knew just where we had to go.
Cryin', just a flyin' down a put out road
With Precious and Grace in my flathead Ford.

So if you're out rollin' late some night,
Yeah, and you need that supernatural delight, I'm talkin' to you, brother,
I know somebody's, they's just out of sight.
Get with Precious and Grace, they gonna treat you right.

La Grange

length: 3:53
producer: Bill Ham
lead vocals: Billy Gibbons
engineer: Terry Manning and Robin Hood Brians
electric guitar: Billy Gibbons
drums (drum set): Frank Beard
bass guitar: Dusty Hill
writer: Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard, Dusty Hill
Rumour spreadin' 'round
In that Texas town
About that shack outside La Grange
And you know what I'm talkin' about
Just let me know
If you wanna go
To that home out on the range
They got a lot of nice girls

Have mercy
A haw, haw, haw, haw, a haw
A haw, haw, haw

Well, I hear it's fine
If you got the time
And the ten to get yourself in
A hmm, hmm
And I hear it's tight
Most every night
But now I might be mistaken
Hmm, hmm, hmm

Ah have mercy

Shiek

length: 4:07
producer: Bill Ham
engineer: Robin Hood Brians and Terry Manning
bass: Dusty Hill
guitar: Billy Gibbons
drums (drum set): Frank Beard
writer: Dusty Hill, Billy Gibbons
I met a shiek from Mozambique
who led me to the Congo.
He dreamed to go to Mexico
and sample a burrito.

My tempature had risen again,
it must have been a hundred and ten.

Under the oaks I was telling some jokes
and thinkin' I had it made-
Gettin' on with the folks, havin' some Coke
and coolin' off in the shade.

My tempature had risen again,
and it must have been a hundred and ten.

I took a boat that couldn't float
to Rio de Janeiro.
So with my scuba I swam to Cuba
but I'll be gone tomorrow.

My tempature had risen again,
it must have been a hundred and ten.

Have You Heard?

length: 3:15
producer: Bill Ham
engineer: Robin Hood Brians and Terry Manning
bass: Dusty Hill
guitar: Billy Gibbons
drums (drum set): Frank Beard
writer: Dusty Hill, Billy Gibbons
Have you heard 'bout Jo Ti Mahr?
Yeah yeah yeah
Well, then you could not be lost
Yeah yeah yeah

Which way are you comin' from?
Goin' up or gettin' down?
Well, have you thought about it some
Or have you put it down?

Have you heard about Heaven?
Yeah yeah yeah?
Seven come eleven
Yeah yeah yeah

Have you heard, dear brother?
Yeah yeah yeah
Well, let's help one another
Yeah yeah yeah

Have you heard? Oh yeah
Have you heard? Oh yeah
Have you heard? Oh yeah
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