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Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Whistlin' Past The Graveyard Lyrics

Whistlin' Past The Graveyard

Coming on the night train
With an arm full of box cars
On the wings of a magpie
Cross a hooligan night
Busted up a chifforobe
Way out by the cocomo
Cooked up a mess a mulligan
And got into a fight

Whistlin' past the graveyard
Steppin' on a crack
I'm a mean motherhubbard
Papa one eyes jack

You probably seen me sleepin'
Out by the railroad tracks
Ask the prince of darkness
About all the smoke
Come from the stack
Sometimes I kill a jackal
And suck out all the blood
Steal myself a station-wagon
Drivin' through the mud

Whistlin' past the graveyard
Steppin' on a crack
I'm a mean motherhubbard
Papa one eyed jack

I know you've seen my headlights
And the honkin' of my horn
I'm callin' out my bloodhounds
Chase the devil out the corn
Last night I chugged the Mississippi
Now it's dry as a bone
I was born in a taxi cab
I ain't never goin' home

Whistlin' past the graveyard
Steppin' on a crack
I'm a mean motherhubbard
Papa one eyed jack

My eyes have seen the glory
Of the drainin' of the ditch
I'm comin' to baton rouge
To find myself a witch
I'm gonna switch me up a
Couple of 'em every time it rains
You gotta see a locomotive
Probably thinkin' it's a train

Whistlin' past the graveyard
Steppin' on a crack
I'm a mean motherhubbard
Papa one eyed jack

What you think is sunshine
Is just a twinkle in my eye
I got a ring around my fingers
Called the 4th of July
When I get lonesome
And a tear falls from my check
There's gonna be an ocean in
The middle of the week

Whistlin' past the graveyard
Steppin' on a crack
Mean motherhubbard
Papa one eyed jack

I come in on the night train
With an arm full of box cars
On the wings of a magpie
Cross a hooligan night
I'm gonna tear off a rainbow
And wear it for a tie
I never told the truth
So honey how can I tell a lie

Whistlin' past the graveyard
Steppin' on a crack
I'm a mean motherhubbard
Papa one eyed jack

Date Added: 1970-01-01
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