Who Sang The Dust Blows Forward ’n’ The Dust Blows Back? Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Trout Mask Replica cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1969-11
length: 1:54
producer: Frank Zappa
engineer: Dick Kunc
Lyrics
There's ole Gray with 'er dovewinged hat
There's ole Green with her sewing machine
Where's the bobbin at?
Tote'n old grain in uh printed sack
The dust blows forward 'n the dust blows back
And the wind blows black thru the sky
And the smokestack blows up in suns eye
What am I gonna die?
Uh white flake riverboat just flew by
Bubbles popped big
'n uh lipstick Kleenex hung on uh pointed forked twig
Reminds me of the bobby girls
Never was my hobby girls
Hand full uh worms and uh pole fishin'
Cork bobbin' like uh hot red bulb
'n uh bluejay squeaks
His beak open an inch above uh creek
Gone fishin' for a week
Well I put down my bush
'n I took of my pants 'n felt free
The breeze blowin' up me 'n up the canyon
Far as I could see
It's night now and the moon looks like uh dandelion
It's black now 'n the blackbirds feedin' on rice
'n his red wings look diamonds 'n lice
I can hear the mice toes scamperin'
Gophers rumblin' in pile crater rock hole
One red bean stuck in the bottom of uh tin bowl
Hot coffee from uh krimpt up can
Me 'n my girl named Bimbo Limbo Spam

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Frownland
  • 2 The Dust Blows Forward ’n’ The Dust Blows Back
  • 3 Dachau Blues
  • 4 Ella Guru
  • 5 Hair Pie: Bake 1
  • 6 Moonlight on Vermont
  • 7 Pachuco Cadaver
  • 8 Bill’s Corpse
  • 9 Sweet Sweet Bulbs
  • 10 Neon Meate Dream of a Octafish
  • 11 China Pig
  • 12 My Human Gets Me Blues
  • 13 Dali’s Car
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Hair Pie: Bake 2
  • 2 Pena
  • 3 Well
  • 4 When Big Joan Sets Up
  • 5 Fallin’ Ditch
  • 6 Sugar ’n’ Spikes
  • 7 Ant Man Bee
  • 8 Orange Claw Hammer
  • 9 Wild Life
  • 10 She’s Too Much for My Mirror
  • 11 Hobo Chang Ba
  • 12 The Blimp (Mousetrapreplica)
  • 13 Steal Softly Thru Snow
  • 14 Old Fart at Play
  • 15 Veteran’s Day Poppy

  • Release information
    label: Straight Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin