Who Sang Hoist That Rag? Tom Waits

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Credits
release date: 2004-10-4
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Blues Rock/Lo-Fi/Experimental
length: 4:21
producer: Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan
vocal: Tom Waits
mixer: Mark Howard
recording engineer: Mark Howard
bass: Les Claypool
guitar: Marc Ribot
percussion: Casey Waits and Bryan “Brain” Mantia
Well I learned the trade from Piggy Knowles
and Sing Sing Tommy Shay, boys
God used me as a hammer, boys
To beat his weary drum today

Hoist that rag!
Hoist that rag!
Hoist that rag!

The sun is up, the world is flat
Damn good address for a rat
The smell of blood, the drone of flies
You know what to do if the baby cries

Hoist that rag!
Hoist that rag!

Hoist that rag!
Hoist that rag!

Hoist that rag!
Hoist that rag!

Hoist that rag!

Well, we stick our fingers in the ground,
heave and turn the world around
Smoke is blacking out the sun
At night I pray and clean my gun

The cracked bell rings as the ghost bird sings
and the gods go begging here
So just open fire when you hit the shore
All is fair in love and war

Hoist that rag!
Hoist that rag!
Hoist that rag!
Hoist that rag!
Hoist that rag!
Hoist that rag!
Hoist that rag!
Hoist that rag!



Tracklist
  • 1 Top of the Hill
  • 2 Hoist That Rag
  • 3 Sins of My Father
  • 4 Shake It
  • 5 Don't Go Into That Barn
  • 6 How's It Gonna End
  • 7 Metropolitan Glide
  • 8 Dead and Lovely
  • 9 Circus
  • 10 Trampled Rose
  • 11 Green Grass
  • 12 Baby Gonna Leave Me
  • 13 Clang Boom Steam
  • 14 Make It Rain
  • 15 Day After Tomorrow
  • 16 A-Chick-a-Boom

  • Album Information
    country(area): United Kingdom
    script: Latin